I hit some of the same notes this morning, Marley K., calling out some of my LGBTQ people for embracing their white privilege and forgetting that rioting is an important part of queer history.

It’s easy to condemn looting when you feel part of a privileged elite. When you’re used to being the group with the power and property.

We need reminded that white supremacy is toxic and dangerous for all marginalized people. And if our first reaction to howls of rage is to condemn the oppressed, we’ve failed in our duty to present a fierce and united front to those who would grind necks into pavement.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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