@glitter Like as researchers, we find & learn a lot of information. But we are intensely aware of how most people literally would have no idea how to find that information without specialised training, access to elite institutions, or frankly money. & THEN there's understanding - since a lot of the research we find is filtered through elite academics, it helps to learn to “read between the lines” or figure out which things they're saying that are true & which are bullshit, so that when we share things we aren't misleading (at least not intentionally).
& of course it's not all about research lmao this is just one area we can talk about specifically
@LovesTha okay? i'm clearly talking about people that do not have everything required to gain access and choose not to.
i'm not really interested in continuing this conversation further if thats your only point to be made. the OP sums up what this post was about specifically, in that "ignorance" is not always a negative signifier. i have zero idea why you felt the need to chime in "but sometimes it is" when clearly we already know that.
Those outside those assumptions still have the entire knowledge of mankind more easily than someone born hundreds of years ago, just the difference may be between types of impossible.
@LovesTha Are you white
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