A major cultural phenomenon in need of immediate re-educationalist intervention
No, not the increasingly surreal lionization of the inherently noble welfare class and its valiant, underrepresented struggle against the predations of private sector capitalist villains who hoard all the money and resources that might otherwise be distributed in ways far more socially just (from each according to his ability, to each according to his need!). That’s a cultural phenomenon worth promoting. Because of the fairness.
Instead, what I’m talking about is even more pressing: namely, the overdetermined attaction of “queers” to their white queer counterparts, whose presumptuous Caucasian attractiveness is likely due to years of white privilege and power, which unfairly increases the social nodal points that add up to overall attraction. And therefore must be consciously resisted, if there is to be any queer sexual justice.
We “find ourselves falling always for the white queers… wishing we could have more agency in the process, be more intentional about who we desire and how,” reads the official Facebook description of the event.
“We are invested in generating a politics of sexuality that compels us to interrogate beauty as privilege and constructed by systems of white supremacy, ableism, capitalism, and heteronormativity,” it continues.
The Facebook page states the event is to take place in the Crystal Room at Brown University on April 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. The workshop called “Protect me from what I want: a workshop on privilege, power, and desire” is sponsored by an organization called the Comprehensive Allyship Network, according to the Facebook event page.
After two artistic performances, participants will apparently be directed to separate between [People of Color] POCs and Caucasians before continuing the discussion.
“We will break into POC and White caucus groups for a part of the workshop to unpack some of our specific experiences of racialized desire,” reads the event description. “This will be an intentional, anti-racist, and feminist space.”
– with “intentional, anti-racist, and feminist space” apparently being defined as one in which people are taught that their natural attractions are but social constructs (though, not the fact of their queerness, of course, which is hardwired and therefore a condition that needs be afforded certain broadly-defined “civil rights”) — and that to overcome them, they must be broken into constituent racial groups and encouraged to find a way to manufacture attraction, or at least come to understand what it is about the queer racial Other that prevents one from forming the proper quotas for interracial queer couples such that white queers continue to get the bulk of queer attraction.
Or, if you prefer, “intentional, anti-racist, and feminist space” is being defined as “white guilt for the queer set.”
– Which, guess there’s a certain pleasing irony to that, I guess.
You’re here, you’re queer, you’re racist! Get used to it!