This episode of #TreacherousTuesdays Johnny Silvercloud speaks on this new safety pin symbolism (worthless), protesters born out of gentrification of our urban areas (who forget about those who they’ve displaced), fake white allyship and possible ulterior motives.
“What I’m saying here, is that these folks on these streets right now, are fighting for that illusion (of racism being over), versus actually solving the problem (abolishing white supremacy). And that’s why they wear those safety pins.
Those safety pins are more about them caring about how they are perceived versus actually being against all forms of oppression. White people – both the radicalized conservative and the soft liberal –care MORE about being perceived as racist versus actually being racist at all. This is why BOTH engage in behaviors that are racist as fuck, and at the same time worry about the fact that you called them out.” ~ Johnny Silvercloud
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