LB: Here's a nuance I see missed about this topic. If you think in terms of people "being racist" rather than "enacting racism" it is easy to fall into thinking that people of color can't "be racist". But _anyone_ can further the work of any oppression.
It's not that people of color cannot enact racism… it's that white people cannot be the target of racism. There is a difference.
A queer person can enact homophobia. A Black person can enact anti-blackness. A woman can enact misogyny.
@benhamill this is why I stopped "identifying as a feminist." Instead I try to "practice feminism" or "support feminism"--simply "being a feminist" is meaningless if I don't examine my actions.
@alpine_thistle Yyyyyeeeeessssss! Also, like, if I have to tel you, “I’m feminist,” something is probably amiss. Ideally you should be able to tell by my actions that I enact feminism (or whatever other work).
It also gives us grace to fuck up and not get into a label war. I have certainly enacted misogyny in my life. Hopefully I have worked to undo that work and/or do counter-work.
@benhamill Please boost further!
@benhamill I think the point about enacting bigotry rather than being bigoted is a good one. I've had way too many people change the subject to intentions to duck out of learning how to act accordingly.
@RecursiveRabbit Yeah. Or explode in anger with, like, “Are you calling me a racist???” 🙄
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