Thinking so much about so many things that I don't really have anything to say just yet.
But one of the things I've been thinking a lot about is knowing when to stop talking and listen.
In that spirit, and because it has a lot to do with the thinking, Jessica Hoffman's open letter to white feminists absolutely must be read. (And for good measure, here's a link to make/shift, the magazine she coedits.)
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yes, read this!
Debbie Rasmussen replied on
It's so good. I was going to post it myself!
woodstock replied on
Definitely a thought provoking examination of power structures and how privilege and a sense of entitlement contributes to their continued existence.
That said, it should be duly noted that it is up to all of us to call bullsh*t wherever we see it, not just in "the opposition" and its rhetoric and so far I haven't seen a lot of place for myself as someone who is not of-color in the movements that are calling attention to how liberalism has failed to recognize that race, and, by implication, class implicitly inform what is considered a valid issue for reformation, nor have a seen a place for myself, particularly in the often faith-based movements in communities of-color dealing with race and class issues, as a non-heterosexual.
So, I'd say we all have some blinders to shed.
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