3 comments on ““Justice is ‘just us'”: Thoughts about the debate over Affirmative Action and segregated feminism

  1. Well stated. They were still doing bussing in my town way into the 90s, because the neighborhoods were still stuck in de-facto segregation. I can say with certainty that efforts at diversity and integration have many benefits for whites as well. I think this is a secondary point that sometimes gets lost in the debate.

    The most iconic and powerful feminists in modern history were women of color. What would our movement be without bell hooks, Audre Lorde, or Angela Davis? How many heroines is the movement losing for simply failing to fucking include people?

  2. “What would our movement be without bell hooks, Audre Lorde, or Angela Davis? How many heroines is the movement losing for simply failing to fucking include people?”

    Fo real.

  3. I somehow missed this. Thank you for your thoughtful analysis where good old blinding rage would have been warranted. Maybe that’s not your style. There’s no place in feminism for white supremacy. Don’t get me wrong, I know that it does exist there, and in huge, unfortunate quantities, but it does not belong. It’s counterproductive and hypocritical and hurtful and embarrassing. File this comment under stating the obvious, I guess.

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