Diana Cameron McQueen does not deny white “prividle”, you stupid bitches.
Yesterday, this white power blogger got mad that Audre Lorde called out privileged white feminists a while back in her famous speech “The Master’s Tools Will Not Dismantle the Master’s House”. McQueen’s stupid and shortsighted harangue caught the attention of many of us, who quickly responded. She told me that she doesn’t identify as white and that I needed to shut up. She responded to soydulcedeleche, an afrolatina blogger, who decried Diana for denying white privilege, as anyone would, with a crazy rant that began like this:
Hey, bitch. I’m not denying prividle, If you actually talked to me or read my blog you’re know that. But instead of assuming everything about me, maybe you should I don’t know, ask me more? I KNOW all our experience is DIFFERENT, but the ultimate goal is the same. and frankly, HATING WHITE FEMINISTS is part of the fucking problem. Hating a whole group of people and not wanting to engage with them because of all the things you assume about them? Gee, that sounds like what feminism is trying to stop. I never said I don’t deal with the difference between us, We are ALL different. lumping us into GROUPS only severs to seperate us more at the end of the day. I want to learn about everyone’s culture, and expand my thoughts and experience. But you don’t fucking know me or what I’ve been through. YOu don’t know how I’ve been oppressed.You just think I haven’t at all, and I assume that because I have white priveldge all my other education or experience is negated by my skin color THAT YOU ASSUME indicated my background. That’s really disgusting. I don’t fucking have people WORKING For me, so this quote is not directed at me specifically, THAT is what I was talking as. THE LUMPING of all WHITE FEMINISTS TOGETHER. Like you just did. So yeah. I have a problem with that. NOT WITH YOU, or our differences or our lives or our experiences. I want us all to be free. I want to strive for that and reach out to people.
Needless to say, she made a complete ass out herself. We all had fun mocking her. I thought I’d take her seriously and try to learn a little about her.
Well, I dug around the Internets a little to find out about Mcqueen. I was intrigued about her claims about working together and not identifying as white. A white woman who isn’t white must certainly do some not white shit. Being not white is hard work. At least, I imagine it is. Rejecting whiteness is tough enough, right?!
Here’s a little something I found that can put yesterday into perspective for everyone involved. I don’t think it needs explaining. I’ll just let it sink in.