i suppose it does need to be asked
Is having an umbrella term even desirable?
When I think about how it has been used in white activist communities to organize around their elevation while excluding poc, it really makes me wonder.
I suppose it is worthwhile to ask what I would hope to accomplish?
I mean, I do still see the purpose and utility of an umbrella term like ‘poc’. It serves a purpose.
But… as we also must note: it occasionally works to justify calls of unity that end up erasing and downplaying the very real differences in our experiences of racism.
I don’t know…