racism meta 

The fedi is a gated community for white ppl, y/n?

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Already draws from a predominantly white pool of people ✅
High cost and knowledge barriers to entry compared to crappy corporate alternatives ✅
Privacy and safety cited as major concerns for creation ✅
But SOMEHOW these safety considerations don't apply to BIPOC who talk about racism, and in fact they are treated as the threats the nice white/light folks were fleeing from :thinkin:
The one Black house in the neighborhood is regularly mobbed and toilet papered ✅
Membership is technically open to everyone but BIPOC are harassed and mistreated into leaving... y'know, for some mysterious reason ✅
Measures to not be so fucking racist are ignored time after time ✅
Idk this place needs to be burned to the ground maybe ✅

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@ljwrites
Yeah, starting a whole new project from scratch would be a good idea... It's a lot of work and I don't have the resources myself...

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@freyja_wildes Idk I think at least one pretty good project is in the pipes... code.playvicio.us/Are0h/Fipamo

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@ljwrites
Well that's nice! I remember seeing it some time ago. I wish I could help (got the skills) but I'm exhausted these days.
I'll try keeping an eye on it, to at least switch to it one day eventually

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@ljwrites it may be different on the english part, but honestly the french lgbtq+ community on mastodon is mostly ok, I've rarely seen ( at least around who I follow and my followers) problematic behaviours, and my personnal (few) takes on racism are usually well boosted.

But It may be a coincidence, I don't know

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@soza @ljwrites
Not a coincidence, it's simply because the French BIPoC community is just non-existent at all on the fedi.

Most, if not all, of the French toots regarding racism I read come from white people...

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@iantila @ljwrites Well, there are clearly some BiPoC people, but you're right in the sense that there isn't a proper *community*, rather BiPoC people here and there mixed among the rest of white folks.

I get your point on the fact that, in this situation, it's difficult to get a good idea on how the french community would react through time in front of a unified community... 🤔

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@soza @iantila When BIPOC talk openly about racism they're hounded after until they leave, take their accounts much more private, or censor themselves. I also have 0 reason to believe the reaction to a Black French instance or African instance etc. would be any better than toward, say, PV.

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@ljwrites @iantila Well, iantila explained the current situation here concerning the (lack of) instances in the french fedi and I agree with what you say related to the BIPOC instances. However, I don't relate with what you have to say concerning the BIPOC individuals' experience. I've talked about racism issues, in general or concerning myself several times, about the fedi or about other issues, and I've not felt hounded, nor did I censor myself or went more private.

Don't get me wrong: I think you're right in general, and I'm not saying BIPOC people are safe here, not at all. Still, I wouldn't say it's the experience every bipoc people have here. At least I don't recognize myself in your descriptions.

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@soza @iantila I'm happy for you, and you are quite obviously not one of the BIPOC I've been talking about since I can't know every individual case.

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