Questions for Anti-White-Male Advocates

What distribution of race and sex should we optimise for? — a global distribution or a distribution local to the conference’s location, or another? Is a conference in Japan expected to have Nigerian distributions of race? Is a conference in Nigeria expected to have a Japanese distribution of race?

When you say “white supremacy” and “non-white” what do you mean exactly, how do you determine that, and why? If you mean caucasians, do you mean a certain local population of caucasians, or a global population, which and why? If you mean any individual or race that looks white, how is the criteria defined exactly and why? If you mean Nazis, how would you determine non-aryans? If you mean historic American slave owners, how would you factor in white slaves, non-white masters and non-americans? If you mean historic American segregation, how would you factor in non-white supporters and non-americans? If you mean the alt-right, how would you factor in whites in America and around the world that are not part of that group?

How would mixed races be handled? How do the citizens of Australia, New Zealand, and Japan factor into this? — they are majority white, yet have histories and cultures that American and European politics do not apply to or even should apply to, and I would wager, are also underrepresented in American conferences. How would the Jewish race and culture be handled as they are also white?

Are we talking about cismen, or transmen, or both? — discriminating against transmen, who identify as men, seems incoherent with the helping of the marginalised goal.

Should the distributions of sex and gender be proportionate to the particular profession? If garbage collectors gave a conference, should they aim for 50% women presenting? How would you factor in general group and individual personality traits, interests, availability, and incentives?

If you are optimising for those held back by the patriarchy and white supremacy, why just those, why not also optimise for those marginalised on issues like citizenship, culture, location, religion, personality, mental health, wealth, politics, and any other factor that marginalises, and if so, how would you do it? What happens when one factor oppresses another, how would that math work?

How would you define the patriarchy? Is it a global force that applies cleanly to all countries? How would you factor in women who support the patriarchy or benefit from it? How would you factor in women who reject the patriarchy? How would you factor in data that contradicts the patriarchy? How would you factor in groups and individuals that may be marginalised yet oppress another group like women? How would you factor in instances where the patriarchy is used as a reason to discriminate, harass, and assault the groups that it considers privileged?

How would you factor in deserving individuals that are held back by racist and sexist discrimination practices that discriminate individuals based on their group identities? How would you factor in individuals whose identities are marginalised, but yet their own individual high status makes them an exception? How would you factor in individuals whose identities are not marginalised, but yet their own individual low status makes them an exception?

Or, should we optimise for getting individuals to submit talks, instead of identities?


These questions are in response to these tweets by Isaac Schlueter, CEO of npm, Inc.

Isaac has responded to this post, but not the questions, in this twitter thread.

If anyone can answer these questions, please do.