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  •  Wow, great diary. (0+ / 0-)

    I know this isn't DKOS specific, and is an issue I see everywhere, but one of the most frustrating things I find at this site is that there was an actual, legitimate need for you to premise your diary with this:

    I'll start this essay with this comment:  If you're a white feminist and an anti-racist, I'm not talking about you (though I would be interested in talking with you).  If you're a white feminist and you don't like how I'm talking about racist white feminists, that's fine.  But if you want to convince me that most white feminists aren't also racists (conscious or unconscious), forget it because it won't work.  You'll be doing the racists' work for them, by distracting from a discussion about racism, and diverting to a lament about poor, misunderstood white feminists. Finally, if you're a white, racist feminist and you know it, get a clue, or take a hike. Or show your ass. And if you're not any sort of feminist at all, go bark up somebody else's tree.

    It's ridiculous that even when trying to write a diary addressed to fellow progressives and theoritical allies, a person still has to waste their time and effort by writing a premise that shouldn't need to be written in the first place for this audience.  The opening paragraph of any diary should be it's most powerful, and time and time again, anyone writing here has to waste their time prefacing that opening paragraph that words that shouldn't even need to be said, lest they spend their time in the comments section having needless arguments.

    It's a problem I see pop up issue after issue: people who think they "get it", and should by definition "just get it", still get defensive on every issue that questions their mode of thinking or mode of operating.

    Thanks for starting this diary series; I look forward to listening and learning.

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