The Label of White #3

Political Discussion, Uncategorized

The label White, in and of itself, is not right[1]. Not even when attempting to call it out.

What I mean is this:

  • Discussing White Privilege, like discussing racism, sexism, classism, and hetero-normativism[2] is good and needed, but these discussions only address symptoms of larger language and social patterns that need to be studied and actively disrupted.

[1] the definition of the term here should be “morally good or justified.” The definition of “true or correct” also works…

[2] I am taking artistic liberty in re-phrasing the term hetero-normativity into “hetero-normativism” for effect. Because…you know, noshitsgiven.

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