I’m going to regret this. I’m so, so going to regret this.
I’ve recently muted Erica. Realising, after a year, that I have not found one of her posts enlightening or informative.
That’s my choice. Just as it’s her choice to snap back at commenters for telling her how to think, or for trying to impose their male-white-cis-het sense of decorum on her. She has her groove, I have mine.
Now. Tessa Norris nails it in the first para. The useful definition of racism and sexism is not prejudice, it is prejudice plus hegemony. So by a socially useful definition, it is not racist or sexist.
It is of course prejudiced. And proudly so.
But, for those who exercise reactive prejudice as a self-identified minority? Even if they’re just “venting”?
(The deplorables are deplorable because they, too, are “venting”.)
All I can say is: It’s worse than a crime; it’s a mistake.