Alternative relationship spaces like polyamory groups or kink organizations sometimes struggle to see when Racism is going on in the space because it tends to be more subtle than traditional violence.
Jazz Goldman is a mixed Black-Jewish American, and I’m a mixed British-Indo Canadian. We bring our mixed experiences of our heritages to this conversation about Racism. I try to document how Racism looks to us in these communities and what recommendations Jazz has for organizers looking to make these spaces more inclusive.
There is, in my opinion, a great importance of making a concerted effort to change culture among several organizers or events at the same time. Posters, policies, and hands-on education is the way to go in my opinion. It’s worth hiring an anti-oppression consultant if you can, and it’s always more effective when it’s more than one organizer.
Good luck taking an anti-Racism stance in your community, friends!
Jazz mentioned microaggressions as bee stings during the episode and it turns out it was microaggressions as mosquito bites.
I also just started reading an article about dealing with microaggressions as a POC here: https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/02/ways-racial-microaggressions-sneak-in/