From:   Jon Good <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 21, 2011 3:09:01 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Changing the Culture Vs. Direct Political Action: A Lesson From India

What do we think of ""It is not primarily the responsibility of caucuses to educate others about oppression."?

Having to confront oppression and privilege and to educate people who don't want to hear it is such an uncomfortable and difficult job, and people already bogged down and marginalized have better things to do than teaching entitled white dudes about why they don't know what's best for everybody. They should by no means be required or chiefly responsible for doing so.  But it does not mean that marginalized people should be unavailable to share their insight and experiences when they see fit.

I'm considering wearing big sign around my neck that says "ask me about my white privilege" and hang out at the GA a bunch trying to talk to people.