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Want Peace? Expand Political and Economic Liberty.

…the task of social justice advocates should be obvious: to convincingly argue and demonstrate to threatened white Americans that it is possible to preserve or even improve their condition and at the same time raise up marginalized groups. Not only have activists miserably failed at this task, their message and tactics regularly alienate impoverished whites while confirming racist narratives. It should be no surprise then that ethnic nationalist and separatist movements have been rapidly expanding in America (and across Western democracies), while their ideology and methods are growing increasingly extreme, and increasingly effective. If the current dynamics continue unchecked, we should expect the problem to grow worse.

Musa al-Gharbi, Progressives: It’s Time to Stop Patronizing White People – 

Healing Racism 

We must transform how antiracism work is carried out. An important first step is to actually listen to the people one is advocating for about their priorities and concerns, rather than simply assuming one can infer others’ interests or preferences from their demographic backgrounds, or selectively elevating (often non-representative) spokespeople who say what one wants to hear. History the U.S. and abroad is replete with examples of grievous harm caused by well-intentioned technocrats and ideologues when they fail to sufficiently consult and collaborate with the populations whose interests they are ostensibly seeking to advance. Antiracist campaigns are no exception.

Source: Musa al-Gharbi, Who Defines What ‘Racist’ Means? – Musa al-Gharbi