“Scholarship and organizing with emancipatory aims forges whole new spaces. When folks with relative privilege occupy this rhetorical space without engaging with those who created it and then seek to appropriate that space for their own advancement, it IS like gentrification.
This is why political education is so necessary. Terms like intersectionality, decolonization, and abolition have whole messy, beautiful histories you can learn about from SO many mediums. Many of us are privileged to be able to access this work – let’s not take that for granted.” Malone added.
And vegans are all the gentrifiers, there are various ‘intersectional’ groups about people (USians perhaps or is US centrism the ism we don’t see), out to get cookies. It’s not about the struggles of people virtually around them, it’s become a Panini book of a movement and shallow people collecting stickers. Although FIFA is the one who is racist etc, but I guess Panini upholds that federation. There are oppressions that do not affect X or Y vegans but because they partake in the little contest, they will enable Z to perform ally theatre because Z is fairly known. They do not care the least that Z is oppressing peoples twice, by getting a platform to do ally theatre and b) by talking utter shit. But they will publish people like Z, idk in so doing if their aim is that their publication led to a participation of Z in a conference and they’re all USian. Meanwhile bc that part of the world is privileged, they can easily have access to activists on the ground about the oppressions they want to be including but they’re for the easy way, the ally theatre. And it’s disgusting.