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Really important read from @CaribenxMarciaX about how even this social medium is not immune from hypocrisy when it comes to how BIPOC have been treated here in the past and possibly still today. Please read and be wary when you see abuse like this coming from your instances; report that shite and refuse to allow it in your social space: artistmarciax.com/post/archive

Thanks for posting, it took me a few reads to understand. 

@trishalynn @CaribenxMarciaX

The part about not talking for POC is very important. Though I've heard also that constantly having to explain various problematic things to white people over and over is tiresome. Is there a way a person like myself could help share understanding within our communities, without speaking on behalf of, or over POC?

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@doctormo @CaribenxMarciaX Simplest answer: Wait for a person of color to speak up first.

If a POC doesn't, ask your POC friends on the platform if they'd be willing to chime in.

If you don't have POC friends on the platform.... well, that's an entirely different problem that you'll have to resolve yourself.

Etiquette for non-BIPOC folks on social media 

@trishalynn @doctormo @CaribenxMarciaX I get what you mean, however it will take time to build those friendships. On Twitter I made a point of following more women than men, following BIPOC, people with disabilities and LGBTQA people. Here, at least in the German-speaking community, they are hard to find. Racism is thus never an explicit topic and everyone can go on believing they are not racist.

Etiquette for non-BIPOC folks on social media 

@UlrikeHeiss I appreciate that you're making the effort. And honestly, many of us POC are almost always up for helping other people understand when what they're saying is problematic. However, it sometimes gets tiring for us, so if we're okay taking on that emotional labor one day, it won't guarantee that we will be the next time the same issue comes up.

Etiquette for non-BIPOC folks on social media 

@trishalynn I suppose it's a lot of work that takes away resources from all the other things you would probably like to do. So I just try to find Black people to listen to and learn from without burdening them. I learned a lot from Tupoka Ogette, for example, who has a podcast in which she talks with her Black sisters (her words) and those conversations made me understand more than reading another book about anti-racism.

Etiquette for non-BIPOC folks on social media 

@UlrikeHeiss Sounds like a good strategy to me. You should also check out @CaribenxMarciaX because she's the one who wrote the post that I had boosted.

Etiquette for non-BIPOC folks on social media 

Thank you! I will. @trishalynn @CaribenxMarciaX

Thanks for posting, it took me a few reads to understand. 

@doctormo
You may already know them, but just to be sure here are three advices:

1. Listen. Listen to what BIPoC have to say/vent/describe/report/rant about. Without commenting.

2. Talk to whites behaving in a racist way* in private, without further bothering BIPoC.

3. Listen.

*: It is racist if a BIPoC says it's racist.

@trishalynn @CaribenxMarciaX

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