I don’t understand these powerpoints. I don’t understand how you can open and close these with statements that somehow are supposed to grant you immunity from rebuttal or discussion. These ppts are made specifically to stop a discussion already happening.
I could make my own powerpoint about why there are activists who can’t get out of bed and are *not* in any way shape or form failing themselves or the criteria of “doing something” for the other marginalized people they care about.
I could explain why wanting to stop the conversation at the point where your comfort finally wanes into discomfort is more of a reflection of your desires than the prevalence of these call outs towards whitewashing.
I could explain why targeting anger as foul play disproportionately affects Black people, particularly Black trans and cis women, and, in the most polite of ways, explain to you why it was disgusting to conflate “feeling like I should get sent to jail” in relation to my former point.
But no matter how I worded it you would see it as the “hate” you were expecting? hoping for?
It is really disingenuous to claim to acknowledge ones privileges while also validating ones own feelings first by describing your access and said privileges, instead of seeking to open a discussion about those without them.
And really the focus on access to education should also be called out. There are amazing people who write about whole scores of topics relating to racism and sexism and misogynoir and transmisogyny and have their valid blog posts lifted and refined and blatantly plagiarized into a hollow version of it’s original content. In fact, I see this happen regularly to trans Black women who use social media to DEMAND THEIR RIGHTFUL SPACE and not ask.