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jaden violet, I’m sorry you feel no one cares. For what it’s worth, I do. I also realize hindsight is 20/20, but I did consider saying something during that whole discussion.

Why didn’t I then? My reasoning is twofold. One, you seemed to me like you were more than handling your own in the discusasion. Two, I will admit that as a white male I didn’t think it was my place to weigh in on a discussion where two women of colour were debating the ethics of writing on racial oppression dynamics that are not neccesairily their specific cultural experience. And yes, I certainly have opinions that fall squarely on the side you were articulating, though I felt, and still feel, that in this specific discussion those opinions would have been neither appropriate, nor welcome.

I did realize that my silence more than likely made it appear that I didn’t care, and that was why I did recommend several of your posts in the discussion. But I know it’s not the same thing.

I’m still not sure what the best road is to take in these situations, though if something like that occurs again, I think I would voice support for someone who was being, in my view, unfairly and innaproprietly treated, seperate from the context of the debate. I apologize for not doing that this time.