“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is tied up with mine, then let us work together.”
- #LillaWatson, an #Aboriginal activist from unceded #Gangulu land in central Queensland of so-called #Australia, alongside the other activists who developed these words with her
In short, white people: Be race traitors not because you feel sorry for poor helpless POC and want to "save" us because eurgh no, but because your humanity, your freedom, your and your children's futures, and life itself on this planet depend on dismantling whiteness. It is a fight for your survival, too.
@ljwrites I have always loved this quote, and have spent a lot of time thinking about it esp. over the last few days...
@hafnia yeah I don't even remember where I saw it first (possibly even on the Fedi), but it stayed with me so deeply I remembered enough that I could find attribution. Such a perfect phrasing of the meaning of solidarity.
@ljwrites yeah. strictly to the point and so well-put.
Generalist Hometown instance with a strong focus on community standards. No TERF, no SWERF, no Nazi, no Centrist.