First, my friend Edi Campbell posted this, which made me ask where this was on Facebook, and she tagged me so that I could participate.
I’ll wait a moment while you read her post.
So then we were all talking about it on Facebook. I got involved because this is my area of activism and because I hate whitesplaining.
Then Kaye wrote this and Debbie wrote this and KT wrote this and lots of people wrote things, which you can find linked on Debbie’s blog (I’m linking directly to the three people who are personal friends or close colleagues, as well as fellow members of marginalized groups of various sorts, but that’s not to say I don’t value the other pieces I read, nor do I know everything about the authors of said pieces except that they are clearly intelligent and good people doing the right thing).
So then I wrote this.
And I hope we’re all still writing about things.