Which is My Country, Part II: For White(r) Allies Who Died in Activism

So, my latest post led to response about how I focused a lot on my pain to where I came across as seeking attention for my post regarding my thoughts on Kyle Rittenhouse. Many white allies understood that I tied it to the bigger picture that addresses systemic abuse and the past decades to the now. I intended to address what people could or could not get away with, so I centered black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) a lot. Many of them have died in the movement for equal rights and will not reach headlines.

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Which Is My Country: On Rittenhouse, and Gaming Community Response

“Polarizing the People is an authoritarian’s ultimate weapon. When this happens, the People’s power will be taken away. In memory of all victims of state violence.” –Thai Rap Against Dictatorship

To say yesterday was spent mostly in depression and not being productive at all at work is an understatement. I was not alone, either, not even in the workplace. The songs, This Is America by Childish Gambino and Prathet Ku Mee (My Country Has) by Thai Rap Against Dictatorship, have been randomly popping in my head.

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Imagining Different Worlds: Gaming, Dealing With “Baked-In Setting Racism,” and A Want For Change

A friend of mine and I talked about decisions by other staff members or administration on a gaming server. She threw in the comment about how some places out there are hard to budge on changing or at the least introducing new stories. Sometimes, they are impossible to budge on even acknowledging existing nuances where these stories can flourish, even when you point out in source material how it can work. This is especially the case when trying to make stories about astereotypical depictions of a monster race. Her comment was, with utter sarcasm, “Can’t lose that setting flavor of baked-in racism.” Harsh.

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