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Taking steps to suspend my studies during the remainder of the pandemic. This hurts me deeply, but my ability to research and write is dependent on a strong in-person support network and sadly everything I've done to try and stay on track hasn't been enough.

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Social constructivism is great because it doesn't go "a structure is fake" but instead it goes "a structure only exists as long as we reproduce it".

Not agree. Not decide. Reproduce.

To move past the current constructions we build something new and maintain it, reproduce it.

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Sacrifice mathematics on an alter of the old gods

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The performance of supporting Blk folks is obvious.

Because your past actions and current ones work together. Especially if you haven't been forthcoming with your apology to ppl that you've harm.

Is calm.

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I'm weary of people that make this issue about them in any capacity. How much they're going to miss out, how sad they're going to be, how little now theyre going to learn etc.

I'm not impressed by ppl that try to 'center' Blk voices by forcing us to view the situation thru their gaze. It's counterproductive & vain.

Blk folks aren't the heuristic device from which ppl gain respect for you. You're using us as a stepping stone.

Antiblk af

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What's happening on the fedi in regards to BLM, anti-blackness & harassment, is leading Blk folks to leave and shift gears in response to how ppl are behaving.

This is not about white folks & how embarrassed or sad they are that ppl are leaving. It feels like its making mammies out of Blk thinkers on here. Dont. Theyre not here to provide you labor in any capacity.

This also isn't abt NBPOC-white passing folks. This exodus is not abt you. Most likely you've benefitted from it all anyways

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PV deals with soooooo much shit, probably the half of which you all don't even know. The fediverse has good people but it also has a MAJOR whiteness problem that makes it incredibly uncomfortable for BIPOC here, & it's not always as outright as someone shouting slurs. There's overt white supremacy but there's also a lot of shit that is deemed socially acceptable that is covert white supremacy. Honestly ya'll are lucky af to be in the presence of BIPOC here

Abolish the police
Abolish the prisons
Black lives matter

Send material solidarity to black organisers, not just words.

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fellow white people: it's time to donate, not to just talk about how sad and angry you are. no one needs to hear it. put your money where your mouth is. you know your finances. if you know you have spare cash, time to put it to work. give to bail funds or just directly to black people requesting mutual aid.

(if you don't have spare cash... understood, don't feel bad about it. there are other ways to help. this post isn't aimed at you)

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I'm exceptionally proud of the work I've done on PV and the new connections I've made (you know who you are) because there isn't another admin on the fedi that could keep this shit going like I have in the face of such consistent hate and abuse.

But the fedi as a whole is garbage. Not because it has to be but rather because it chooses to be.

The fedi enables hate just like any other social media network for the sake of numbers.

Ha, believing that it's different is pure uncut delusion.

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People talk all this bullshit about SUPPORTING BLACK artists but I still mostly fund PV out of my own pocket. @ArtistMarciaX has given y'all a master's level education FOR FREE on here and she still struggles to get basic shit.

Meanwhile projects led by racists pieces of shit like Pleroma, Pixelfed and even Masto itself have no financial issue.

I've been on this bitch for almost three years and this context has barely moved an inch despite the work of some supremely talented people.

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Ha, if the fedi was all #BlackLivesMatter like I'm seeing today, it wouldn't have a reputation for running off all Black folks that refused to be tokenized.

Y'all are full of shit.

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imagine flexing your anti-blackness one week and then applauding violent Black revolution the next week as if there's no glaring contradiction between the two

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the vestiges of an antiblack world are burning

and don't think for a second your white "radical" social movements and spaces that used black participation while emotionally gaslighting black folks won't go with it

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Meritocracy doesn't exist and it *shouldn't* exist.

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The idea that you must be the best or nearly the best for anything you do to have value, or for your work to have value it must itself be "the best work" in a field, is a mindset that breaks people and deserves to fall apart.

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Not to undermine the academy on scholar dot social but you don't need to be "the best" at something to be of value or for your work to have value.

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here are some places you can donate, if you are able:

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund: gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Minnesota Freedom Fund (pays bail for those who cannot): minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate

Reclaim The Block (coalition demanding Minneapolist divests from policing and invests in alternatives): secure.everyaction.com/zae4prE

Black Visions Collective (MN an organization dedicated to Black liberation and collective liberation): secure.everyaction.com/4omQDAR

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The worst thing about having an academic background besides sounding pompous as hell whenever I go into detail about stuff is I try and listen to someone else who's written about stuff I've studied and my brain just goes "Wrong! Naive! Not critical enough! You've missed the point with Foucault's work by paying too much attention to the man Foucault and what he "really meant" instead of the work and what they're trying to build towards with geneaologies as critical projects!"

Hot new analysis, sure nobody has done this one before: Disability under capitalism is well fucked and I look forward to capitalism's death from my seat of chronic pain.

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I'm begging you to stop treating leftism like a fandom and actually fucking contribute to a local group. I'm begging you to actually give a shit instead of posting "i am very smart" over and over again every day.

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