Where can I watch or read a good critique of middle-class white socialism and the ways that its centering of volunteer-focused revolutionary work further marginalizes those who need their free time for rest? Black, Indigenous, and/or Crip-identified speakers preferred, especially if they're also socialists of some stripe and value continuing to build broad-based solidarity with those and other groups.
@epilanthanomai Maybe not what you wanted, but this came to my mind: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/andrew-x-give-up-activism
@epilanthanomai "volunteer-focused revolutionary work further marginalizes those who need their free time for rest"
.... oh. Damn. Even when we'd worked through the feelings pretty well, and we do what we can in the form of improving what we already do (like how we interact with people), we always still felt a little bit guilty about the fact that we don't have the capacity to do anything Extra.
Just, idk. This was a really helpful thing for me to hear.
We just read the very first bit of that article and it's already made some good, new-to-me points, so thanks for sharing it :3
@epilanthanomai I'm writing some personal blog posts about this very thing. From a Disability perspective, but still. Anyway, going on a lengthy social media hiatus soon, so bookmark this website. https://blindjournalist.wordpress.com/republishing-my-work/
@epilanthanomai theres a chapter in Black Bloc White Riot by AK Thompson that sort of addresses this (I think its like the first or second chapter?)
but i would also read The Progessive Plantation by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lorenzo-kom-boa-ervin-the-progressive-plantation-racism-inside-white-radical-social-change-grou
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