White Supremacy, The Gift that Keeps On Giving
WOC of course have more credibility on the issue, and dont have to explain any of this to anyone, if they dont want to. its the alleged “allies” in this scenario that are problematic. they are weak, and ineffectual. is this better than no allies at all? not my call. but i will still call them WEAK, because they are. as one WW to several others: you are weak allies, and you arent doing your fucking job.
FCM, honestly your head is straight up your ass. I don’t know who you are talking to specifically, but to DEMAND that someone educate you is a clear-cut example of exercising white privilege. Who the fuck are you to DEMAND that white women who ally themselves with black women expend energy educating you, —so you will not be called a racist when you exhibit racism? You sound like a damn white man talking to a white woman about white feminism. “Babe, why don’t you go hang out with feminists, learn to articulate their experiences, empathize, connect, love, live with, put forth your time and energy building a relationship, and then come back and tell me all I need to know in order to say the right things so that I will not look like a sexist.” LAZY ASS ENTITLED SEXIST FUCK! That is what I would call such a man. Not to mention how the second she goes back and tells him, she is perpetuating and upholding patriarchy! She is enabling his sexism by teaching him how to disguise it better. Is it her job as a feminist to build relationships with all women or teach a man how not to appear sexist? So, why in the fuck would white women who have built (and building) relationships with WOC [black women], go and teach [enable] other white women how not to appear racist when they are in fact racists. How is that helping to build and maintain relationships with all women.
If a white woman does not want to interact with black women, on or off line and/or attempt to analyze feminist discourse through a black woman’s lens (the deepest root of oppression), then that is her choice. However, she will not be given the benefit of doubt that she is not a racist when she openly admits that she refuses to examine white supremacy. Sorry, that is so 2006. The whole Feministe/Shakesville crowd and other fun-fems have learned the anti-racist language, yet, they still manage to remain white centered. Imagine that.
Then to talk shit and call white women who are allying with black women weak and ineffectual. Weak is the opposite of strong. Ineffectual is the opposite of effectual. Essentially, FCM is saying white women who choose exerting time and effort in allying themselves with black women instead of exerting time and effort in teaching racist white women how not to appear racist are weak and ineffectual. Unlike, how the racist white women waiting around to be schooled and not bothering with actual relationship building with black women are strong and effectual.
White women who ally themselves with black women are doing so to de-center whiteness. Therefore, why in the hell would those white women participate in centering whiteness with white women?
Not to mention how calling those white women weak (and ineffectual) is an act of racism. It is in the ball park of calling a white person a NIGGER LOVER! That’s right. NIGGER LOVER. What FCM is doing when she is calling white women who ally with black women weak, is calling those white women NIGGER LOVERS! See how that works. She is dog whistling to other white women. “If you side with black women, you are weak, less than, and will be pushed out of the white club, so, get with the program or else.”