REBLOG Silence can be complicity would be an improvement, but the word “can” must be emphasized to not go down the same bullshit road that “silence is consent” does.
We have to be careful about the rhetoric we use, especially in a forum that relies completely on written word. I saw this this morning, and I decided not to address it on Patheos, because I don’t want to derail the conversation on racism that is happening. At the same time, I am not okay with this:
Identity withheld due to my assumption that the person quoted simply didn’t think this through before saying it since their chances of being raped are statistically less than mine.
By all means, draw lines when you feel they are needed. Tell me what you don’t consent to even, because that’s really, really important. But silence? Silence is never consent. Ever.
I’m not unaware of the necessity for white people speaking out against other white people’s racist BS. I will even agree that our silence when it comes to issues of white supremacy allows it…
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