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#BlackLivesMatter - Protests in America
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Acey Exotic
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07-25-2020, 06:00 PM -
Disappointed at how little faith you cretins have in the integrity of the Mary Erskine curriculum tbh.
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07-26-2020, 03:30 AM -
I may be wrong but I would imagine every single facet of Mary Erskine school exists to uphold existing systems, hierarchies and social order. Unless i missed the memo about it revoking it’s charity status and changing to a state school.
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07-26-2020, 08:04 AM -
I read the biography of the founder of BLM. It’s really weird how focused she is on trans/queer stuff. For me it dilutes the core message so much.
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07-26-2020, 08:47 AM -
Despite knowing nothing about her, there's a strong history of groups that appear to be single issue spreading their interests to other oppressed groups. A lot of the suffragettes saw themselves as primarily socialists and their work towards addressing gender inequality was drawn from that. The black panthers were as much about Marxism as they were about black nationalism - telling that the fbi focused its smear campaign on the black nationalism over marxism. Black nationalism is evidently a bigger trigger than actual marxism, which is the go-to for the American establishment even when they're not actually Marxists.

Anyway, I know fuck all about the blm lady; but the whole 'whatsoever you do unto the least of my brothers you do unto me' runs pretty strong amongst people who don't like oppression. Anything else particularly interesting about them?
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07-26-2020, 10:32 AM -
(07-26-2020, 08:47 AM)2NaPoodle Wrote: Despite knowing nothing about her, there's a strong history of groups that appear to be single issue spreading their interests to other oppressed groups. A lot of the suffragettes saw themselves as primarily socialists and their work towards addressing gender inequality was drawn from that. The black panthers were as much about Marxism as they were about black nationalism - telling that the fbi focused its smear campaign on the black nationalism over marxism. Black nationalism is evidently a bigger trigger than actual marxism, which is the go-to for the American establishment even when they're not actually Marxists.

Anyway, I know fuck all about the blm lady; but the whole 'whatsoever you do unto the least of my brothers you do unto me' runs pretty strong amongst people who don't like oppression. Anything else particularly interesting about them?

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Would add to this that in a sense, activists are damned if they do and damned if they don't in terms of making alliances - they'll either be accused of diluting the message or of being a single-issue 'identity politics' group.

Social movements have always needed to work with each other to have a chance of success, although Partridge does touch upon a relevant point that doing so in practice is difficult when the people they need to convince might support one but not another. Although the trans stuff might seem new, it's not a new issue - black feminists in the 1960s faced resistance from anti-racist men who didn't support feminism, for example, and the suffragetes couldn't necessarily rely on the support of left-wing men. Another would be how to bring together anti-Islamophobia activism with activism against anti-black racism when there's anti-blackness among Muslims and black people who are Islamophobes. Anti-Semitism adds another dimension when many people think the interests of Jews and other ethnic/religious minorities are conflictual. How to practically bring together groups has always been an issue for social movements.
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07-26-2020, 12:53 PM -
Aye decent points chaps.

Think I was just taken aback by how much discussion there is about it in the book rather than the actual racism.



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