LOL. People think it’s “sarcasm” when I point blank, and in bold text, say that it’s racism to use the word occupy to describe your movement while you are standing on occupied land and indigenous folks have been telling you since the first day that we don’t find it cute???
Really? It’s that confusing?
Nah, I’m dead serious.
I don’t trust you crackers for shit, and if you want me to take you serious, you better come with something better than calling me names and telling me you’ve never heard this critique before.
Oh, and hey, this is just a handful of the links that come up when you search “indigenous criticism of occupy wall street”*:
*TW: there are also lots of links of white people invested in OccupyShit who have written critiques of the critiques, most of which are basically calling these fine indigenous people lots of unsavory names, the “nicest” of which are accusations of ignorance. Because white people can’t stand to be told that they ain’t right and should actually change how they think & do when it is harming POC.
As a reminder of context (cuz this is an old post), this was after I said something about OccupyShit being racist and explicitly pointed out that the fact that they keep using the word “occupy” despite critiques from day one about it - and a bunch of white people came in all defensive about how OccupyShit is doing more than I am doing sitting at my computer and they don’t know what I’m even talking about saying there are critiques about the name. Well, I was critiquing the name and it’s not that complex to understand why it’s a problem. But I said “Google it” and they claimed that they had Googled it before asking, which clearly is a lie because the links above are from the first page of search engine results.