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Some other beginning's end (BP Letter #6)

Dear BP, Sometimes I start my response to your letter with a burning idea, thought or question I need to get out. This time, I'm coming up blank. I'm picking up the metaphorical pen with no idea where it is going to go. Let's see what happens. I want to publicly acknowledge my agreement that "performative activism," trying to look good in front of others includes these letters. I worry often that I am "virtue signaling" rather than being a true ally or co-conspirator.  Focusing on outcomes rather than feelings feels like a good way to avoid this trip. And also makes me think (again) I have not been doing enough.This reminds me there is much of white supremacy culture that I have internalized. I have received praise for my "perfectionism" and "sense of urgency." I certainly have "worshipped the written word, " and  believed myself to be "objective" while "power hoarding." These hit home, and remind me t…

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