Anon: “do you know of any anti racism resources specifically for people who are mentally ill or otherwise neuroatypical? I think have some problems understanding some things because of my mental issues”
A: I’m sorry but I do not. If you come back to this post a few times over the next couple of days, I’ll bet that one of my more informed mutuals or followers will have left some resources in the comments or in a reblog
(I’ve answered this a few times but for some reason it’s not showing up?)
Among the most troubling political consequences of the failure of antiracist and feminist discourses to address the intersections of race and gender is the fact that, to the extent they can forward the interest of ‘people of color’ and 'women,’ respectively, one analysis often implicitly denies the validity of the other. The failure of feminism to interrogate race means that the resistance strategies of feminism will often replicate and reinforce the subordination of people of color, and the failures of antiracism to interrogate patriarchy means that antiracism will frequently reproduce the subordination of women. These mutual elisions present a particularly difficult political dilemma for women of color. Adopting either analysis constitutes a denial of a fundamental dimension of our subordination and precludes the development of a political discourse that more fully empowers women of color.