My point is not a need for some central figure we can build a cult of personality around, but to call out a culture the lacks the solidarity needed to grassroots caimpaigns to get our collective needs met.

There is no evidence humankind is by nature more disposed to be good than evil; no evidence nature compels us to choose competitive, mutually assured failure; over co-operative, mutually assured thriving.

This business of everyone looking out for number one is going to be the death of us all.

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Does not surprise me at all.

I also don't imagine she has support beyond self-advocacy.

My experience is that Black people diagnosed on the autistic specrum are not remotely treated with the same credibility and empathy as Whites.

My family openly dismissed the autism spectrum as some made-up diagnosis for White people, that Black folks with mental health and-or congnitive challenges just needed to right with Jesus, he would take care of that.

I have frequently experienced professionals in mental healthcare (nearly always Whites) who cynically question the diagnosis, saying things like"you don't look autisitic" and presume Ineed a lecture on peronal responsibility, lift myself up by my bootstraps - while accepting, supporting, even defending Whites who diagnose themselves.

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OMG, thank you. At best we did not approach full citizenship untiil the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with many of those hardwon gains agressively under attack before the ink was even dry.

I am discouraged by the insane number of Black folks who embrace a whitewashed MLK, while disconnecting their class ambitions from the intersection of ageism, colorism, gender indentity, sexual orientation, and religious intolerance.

A higher seat at the table of an unjust system is not progress, it is a bribe.

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Whiteness is a multi-billion USD industry brand identity and should be dealt with that way.

We need to challenge influencers and entertainers who validate and promote the image that whiter or lighter is higher class.

We need to calll out the cosmetics, clothing, and fashion companies that also promote these harmful stereotypes, and demange accountability from the international chemical and pharmaceutical corporations that own them.

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Muirén Ní Sídach (She, Her)

Muirén Ní Sídach (She, Her)

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