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tnstaec wrote

As a white guy, this seems like kind of a vicious circle I've seen play out in RL and internet spaces many times. Mostly white and male people don't really know what issues are of interest/ concern to those from other backgrounds -> those things aren't addressed -> demographics stay pretty white-male.

I don't completely buy the 'theory is for white guys' argument, but I see your point. If you're black in America (for example), chances are you're more focused on concrete, day-to-day issues than abstract conceptual issues (compared to someone like me).

But in practical terms you're going to have a hell of a lot harder time finding PoC users to bring over here from Reddit than from Twitter or Tumblr.

Actually, this site had a pretty strong feminist focus early on. What happened?


Tequila_Wolf wrote

Personally, I think it's a vicious cycle only if people assume that they're doing enough to question their own biases, only if people assume that their desire to talk about specific subjects over others are their own desires rather than desires that are the ones created through capitalist subject-formation.

Undertaking the journey to recreate ourselves outside of the alienating mould that capitalism has provided for us is the hard but straightforward way to overcome this problem, here and irl.

Not that navel-gazing and working on ourselves is necessarily desirable (I think we're likely all lost causes anyway, tbh!), but I think it is desirable insofar as it allows us to be in solidarity with others and so to pave the way for a nicer world.