[Noisebridge-discuss] [drama] Oppressive Behavior

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 19:00:25 UTC 2013


On 30 December 2013 10:57, hep <dis at gruntle.org> wrote:
> Johnny:
>
> again. two POC have spoken up so far to say that hearing this kind of
> language in the space unchecked would be alienating for them. Yes, whoever
> screamed at her certainly overreacted. However from the way you framed this
> from the get-go, you seem intent on giving her a pass for being a white
> person who used a racial slur at noisebridge, fully intentionally, with
> absolutely no understanding about her place in that, or the reaction from
> the people she would be oppressing with that language. Yes, we absolutely
> shouldn't scream at people to correct unwanted behavior, but from the
> beginning she was in the wrong, and your stance seems to be that because of
> the reaction to the issue, the behavior should get a pass.

I interpreted Johnny's writings as "seriously? being shouted at? Not
cool." versus "get away with saying that."

Why can't both sides be wrong?



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