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#guerrillasguidetonotsoundingracist

I'm writing all of these with certain people in mind (who swear they are allies and are totally not racist!!!!!) but really can't handle a call-out of "yo what you said/did was racist". This is for yall.

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#guerrillasguidetonotsoundingracist

5. People of color are human beings with feelings. If you wouldn't say this to Personal A for fear of hurting their feelings, why would you say it to us?

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4. Look around. Do any people of color agree with you? (Don't know any people of color? That's probably an indicator.)

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3. Criticising a person of color for a bad behavior is valid. ONLY criticizing people of color for said bad behavior is racist. Why don't you call out bad actors who are white? Did you not notice? Does it feel more acceptable? Less aggressive? Think about and reflect on why Person A's actions feel "not as bad" as Person B's. If you cannot articulate it, it might be prejudice.

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2. If a person of color tells you that you sound racist, you should reflect on it. Don't double-down. Because then, you sound both racist AND unwilling to do anything about it. It's not about your feelings. Your intentions are irrelevant. Don't make it about you and your character.

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#GuerrillasGuidetoNotSoundingRacist

1. Racism doesn't require intention. You can say or do something unintentionally racist. Your non-white mutuals/friends/partners/cousin-twice-removed cannot save you from that.

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I'm gonna do a toot thread on "How to Not Sound Racist" because y'all need help.

The tl;dr is, just because your friend who is cool and seems like an ally posted some shit that might sound outlandish on fedi:

If they aren’t posting a source or have any history / public showing of being someone who should know or would be an authority in that knowledge

It is irresponsible to boost it and provide signal to information that isn’t vetted and truthy

Specifically to white people: boosting posts that you may not fully understand the context of because you want to be helpful and want to do something is more harmful than not boosting at all

Bad information being spread is a better way to ruin a good movement, moreso than no information being spread

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Just to expand on this - you dont need social media. I get that quarantine is isolating but you could start a private discord server, you could start your own instance here, theres so much you could do that is not trampling on the incredibly minimal platform bipoc folks have already. Instead of spending your energy policing cw's and tsk'ing popular celebs and personalities for using their public platform to promote change, just keep it your problem and deal with it accordingly.

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Ok well heres a take that isnt new

If youre tired of seeing black people mourn and express their anger log off social media and go outside. Go read a book and get some fresh air and think about the privilege you have to do so. Ive been silent on this issue because while i am a trans woman of color i want to leave space for my comrades on the front lines to share out and be seen and heard. If you are white, seeing and hearing us is your burden to bear on public forums. Need a break? Log off.

I'm not here to guilt anyone for taking space for their mental health, we all need to take care of ourselves now as much as ever. But consider that some people dont have the luxury of taking space. Some people (not white people!) are literally fighting for their right to exist. So kindly log off, spend the day drawing or give yourself a makeover or work on your car or whatever the fuck. But if you are asking protestors to riot quietly and hide information behind cw's were gonna have a problem!

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Happy Pride Month

Stonewall was a riot

Black queer people are the reason we have all these hard-fought-for rights as gays

@ArtistMarciaX literally every black liberation attempt has been a terrorist organization forever but now that some white folks are the face of antifascism, it's a fascist state

anyway if your pride flag doesn't have black and brown stripes i do not trust you in the least

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stonewall wasn't just a riot, it was an anti-cop riot led by black people. any queer not fully on board with black people protesting police brutality is betraying everything pride stands for

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it's pride month, and people in this country are rioting. me and my bf @pizza_party talked it over and, in solidarity with the protests that are happening right now, we will be matching donations to the Emergency Release Fund, a bail fund that focuses on trans people incarcerated in New York City.

DM us a screenshot of your receipt and we will match it, up to $600.

emergencyreleasefund.com/contr

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.