The passive aggressive housemate approach to diversity.

/The passive aggressive housemate approach to diversity.

Often the burden of fostering diversity and inclusion falls to marginalized people. It’s worth noting that this in and of itself is a form of oppression: being coerced into attempting to solve a problem created by the people both furthering and benefitting from the oppression. Thanks in part to the history of animosity directed at them when they mention the marginalizing group is engaging in what amounts to White Savior-like behavior, they feel they need first hand participation in the efforts, a sort of nothing about us without us. This is akin to your roommate doing a shit job washing dishes because they know you’ll give in and do them yourself.

–Ashe Dryden on doing the work.

Dryden’s whole essay is quotable, so I’m doing a disservice here by reducing it down to a voxpop.

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