had a conversation with old PI today about white supremacist organizing on the internet.
he was genuinely surprised at how much I knew about it, like, "you must be deep into the internet!" and it's like
no, not really?
it's just that once you start noticing it, you kinda don't stop, and you want to do what you can to report it and get it removed
so yeah, that's how I knew about the organizing happening on Twitter and Facebook
like "deep on the internet" in the sense that before I locked my Twitter account (and eventually deleted it) I had more than one of them find me, sure, because how dare you exist and be happy as a BIPOC on the ol' internets.
ditto doing "fun outreach" stuff aimed at BIPOC students via Facebook and the like.
these people don't HIDE or anything. they're not ashamed, why would they?
the obnoxious ones are smart enough not to list where they work or go to school, so apart from useless Facebook reports, there were no repercussions.
@hafnia Captain Awkward's latest letter is a long thoughtful answer full of practical advice about how to deal with your racist friends "who aren't THAT bad" etc.etc., if people reading this want examples of what we should be looking out for and what we should do about it.
That is a damn good link and i just wanna pull out "the possibility of overreacting to something is so embarrassing, so inherently mockable, that it’s probably safer and smarter to not react at all." Because wow. Uh. Yeah. That.
Also, realised that the whole "well, they're good deep down!" is basically saying "yeah, they're an asshole everywhere above that, but it's fine actually"
@bright_helpings Do you mind if I boost this?
@estebanm go for it!
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