Can’t argue with this. I know so many professional activists (not all of them, but a lot) who are trapped by the official policies of the people they work for to the point where they literally can’t see past them.

Some of them are really good at movement building. Most of the ones I’ve met are not. They maintain a system where white, privileged college graduates (usually from the same handful of schools) are permitted into the paid ranks. It’s one of the reasons why I never pursued a paid job as an activist — I’m not safe enough for these people.

2 thoughts on “Yep

  1. “I’m not safe enough”………that’s an interesting way of saying that you’re a free thinking radical.

  2. It’s interesting that ‘activist’ is a relative term for some. Professional Activism has always been a ‘safe’ way to deflect social momentum from directly addressing an issue. A way to separate the rubes from their money while being active only in maintaining the status quo.

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