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Yes! The stretching of "diversity” seems to be such a widespread symptom of this industry’s fear of addressing the uncomfortable realities of race within it. A distraction? Very “All Lives Matter” ...

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I think we need to be mindful of not necessarily the act of creating hierarchies of oppression, a practice I think is human to engage in given the realities of our day-to-day experiences, but more importantly imposing our hierarchy on others.

While I agree it can be a slippery slope of ‘What about me and my struggle as an owner of two elderly chihuahuas?’ vs the impact of systemic-isms in the world (of which people with disabilities is one), as a queer, woman of color, I empathize with intersectionality.

I’m also mindful of the Niemoller quote...
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Just my thoughts...

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I’ve recently been bombarded with “disability diversity”...why don’t we have more people with adhd and dyslexia and wheelchair-bound employees?! Those things are ALSO very important BUT...we’re talking about race right now.

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Whataboutism

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