honestly what every white queer should do on 9/11 is read jasbir puar's work on how us nationalism leveraged white gay fears of "homophobic muslim nations" to make racist policies against immigration more palatable among white liberal queers (among other things)
also what every white queer on here should do is stop making takes based purely on knee-jerk emotional responses but that's kinda true for any given day
@kara what if my knee-jerk reaction is that america and anything it does is bad?
@catboyonmars i mean, you're not wrong but that's something everyone knows at this point
@kara is it called "Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in queer times"? I looked her up and found that on her site along with some shorter essays
@nutt yeah, specifically the section in the book titled "Homonationalism and Biopolitics." she also wrote a later article called "Rethinking Homonationalism" that expands on the subject
@kara I'm sad to say this, but I've seen expressions of disapproval against the LGBT community as well as westernized groups of and/or white people from my own community of color, who aren't even majority Muslim (but may still be targeted against racism nonetheless).
I've even wanted to be white because I believed white people were more free to be themselves, even if it didn't cost a penny to do so.
I don't think white people alone are capable of keeping repression alive.
@kara Such people would believe being LGBT+ is a "white" thing.
@freeloader2020 okay? that's not what puar's work is about tho
@kara I'd still be interested to read her work though. I want to pay her but I've not got much money myself.
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