Here's the thing... and I say this as a recovering sexist and homophobe.
Just because you're a bigot today doens't mean you have to be one tomorrow. You *can* be better. No one is perfect, but you can learn and grow. It's one the best things about being a human being.
The problem with whiteness isn't racism in and of itself. It's that white people *refuse* to learn and change. They still carry the same attitudes from 4 centuries ago.
We see that at play on the fedi everyday.
I'm lying on the sheepskin rug in the floor because strong wine was too strong. please send me pics of #giraffes
this MLK day, consider actually giving Letter from a Birmingham Jail a read. It's not long, and MLK criminally gets mostly digested through trite soundbites and quotrs. His thoughts deserve to be read and understood in full.
@zedshaw Have you written about why you went with Pleroma instead of Mastodon? (Purely out of curiosity, I'm not making any judgement.)
The parable of The Blind Men and The Elephant isn't great but it's interesting how directly it applies to Mastodon and the wider fediverse given the elephant connection.
We all see our little corner of fedi as determined by our follows and federated timeline, but more often than not, it's never enough to understand the whole system, and no two people see the same network.
TIL about "train ferries" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_ferry
Protip, if you haven't seen this talk yet from Hbomberguy you probably should.
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