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‘For people of color by people of color’
The student newspaper at Evergreen State College has a section in its opinion pages described as “for people of color by people of color.”
“This should be a place where we can be us without it being overshadowed by the dark cloud that is living under white supremacy and having to see things from a white perspective. This is why when we do cover these issues it will be in the context and from the perspective of POC and POC only,” according to the section’s editors as they reintroduced it to readers in September.
“Dear White people, please take a step back, this isn’t brown-people-answer-white-people’s-questions-hour, we’re asking specifically for submissions from POC,” the section’s editors added in their September intro. “As being told no seems to be a difficult concept for some of y’all I await your emails about the Irish, how the term white fragility is mean (great example of white fragility) and how we need to view people through a color-blind lens (just lol). You will 100% not get a response!!!”
The protests on campus garnered national attention and amid the upheaval the college was shut for multiple days in early June because of threats it received. Since the unrest, Evergreen has said it will train students not to discriminate against white people.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: iTruthSeeker
Sadly, there are people who feel that way who believe that everything was stolen from the person of color who discovered it first.
No white person anywhere discovered anything. We just stole it.
originally posted by: iTruthSeeker
This is getting a little annoying. The people who feel this way need to turn in every invention not of their own race.
Now once you've done so, and you are here as in the image above, tell me how bad things really are.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: the owlbear
Very true, there are inspired people of all races that create and invent new and varied products/ideas.
I can tell you first hand of very talented engineers of all colors and ages. The silliness of pissing matches of who skin color makes the bestest things is stupid and counter productive.