I read that post and as soon as I hit “centrist” I said, “well, there’s your problem right there.”
I think the XOXO community has been great about correcting people in a way that gives them room to grow -- as long as we're willing to listen, learn, and grow (vs. brushing it off and repeating the mistakes willfully)
Being corrected may not feel comfortable and maybe you (general you) aren't used to thinking so closely about what you say, but these discomforts reflect our privilege and pale in comparison to the harm/hurt done to marginalized.
Respectfully, it sounds like you're centering the fun *for you* over the harm/hurt that can be done to the marginalized, even by well-intentioned people.
#xoxofest met and exceeded my high expectations. The community is such a great group of creative, friendly, supportive people. And I left with only one new domain: http://munchsquad.club
I think it's a good sign when walking into the XOXO venue they're playing one of my favorite bands, @MUTEMATH.
It's also been a great day around Portland and meeting people. Y'all are so friendly and cool!
No worries! I felt weird bringing it up so wasn't going to. Guess @t did. :)
One could say you were predestined to.
Want to read: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by (ISBN 9780807047415)
@ Hungry Horse Dam, Montana
Currently reading: Ready Player One by (ISBN 9780553459388)
Ooh, that’s quite a deal, United!
Want to read: How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here by (ISBN 9780310347972)
I saw Beach House this past Sunday with Sarah Walker. They performed entirely in silhouette with some gorgeous lighting.
Twitter officially welcomes bigotry now.
“We welcome everyone to express themselves on our service. Sometimes these expressions may be offensive, controversial, and/or bigoted. We prohibit targeted behavior that harasses, threatens, or uses fear to silence others and take action when they violate our policies.”
I think I’m done letting them have my content and my clicks. I have feeds on my homepage for articles and one on my notes page that you can subscribe to in a feed reader. I am thinking about setting up an email newsletter if people want to subscribe and keep up with my posts that way. More details to come.
Here, I built a tool:
DELETE FROM `users` WHERE `username` = 'RealAlexJones'
Glad you got it. I thought it might have been lost amid your plethora of mail. :]
Loved loved this episode of @TheLiturgists with @LisaGungor! http://www.theliturgists.com/podcast/2018/6/25/bonus-the-most-beautiful-thing-ive-seen
Looking forward to reading her book.