Racial Justice as top priority, People of Color steering the movement.

I really like the ideas about open source and direct democracy. There needs to be a stronger emphasis and points on racial justice, especially for Black people and especially for Indigenous people. I would even go as far to say that it should be listed as the first order of business. CA isn’t going to join unless this part of the platform is expanded, and people of color take primary leadership roles in the movement. If you want this to be inclusive outside of the mono-White state of OR, you’re going to need to make some revisions, and invite others into your movement with humility to issues surrounding White Supremacy, which is currently taking over the rest of the United States, which is why people want to secede… White Supremacy can be severe or it can be unnoticed — an all (or mostly) white leadership is still White Supremacy. You need California if you want this idea to work, so you need to make this movement steerable by people of color at the helm. That means hard conversations, listening, and not overriding narratives of POC, and not ignoring power dynamics that are persistently toxic and unconscious, emanated by white people, especially men. Humility. Humility. And call it that, without white-washing it, call it Racial Justice, not just the vague term “Social Justice”. Racial *AND* Social Justice. Specific wording needs to be on the primary platform goals.

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  • Ric Jaymes
    commented 2016-11-17 23:07:15 -0800
    So true Treviño!

    If “white power” is important to you, you have plenty of buddies waiting to meet you in Idaho, and in DC now, I guess. In all seriousness, the idea of equality was a bedrock idea of America and this election proved it has been abandoned. I don’t want to live in a mono-cultural whites-only place; I want to fly over it, unless I have the option to fly around it.
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  • Andrew Stephenson
    commented 2016-11-11 18:17:39 -0800
    Very very important. This is at HUGE risk of being confused with a white male-oriented group. I agree on non-white led group.
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    tagged this with Important 2016-11-11 18:17:38 -0800
  • Cory Kenoyer
    commented 2016-11-11 03:13:47 -0800
    I agree. We need the full diversity of Oregon at the helm for this. Its important to start that dialogue now.
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