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Noticing trend of characterizing the convo around anti-Blackness and #AO3 as “US/Western-centric” convo, and in danger of reinforcing "US/western" norms of racialization.

I'd just like to point out that:
- Anti-Blackness is transnational
- Centering this will NOT harm nb-POC
Apart from anything else, the resonance the current #BLM protests are having all over the world is showing us how depressingly globalized ideas of anti-Blackness are!

So why would this be a less valuable convo if we DID center this??
Anti-Blackness, through euro-centric race-science AND popular cultural narratives has been transmitted to non-Black POC cultures for centuries.
Both via colonization, and globalization of US cultural products. It manifests in different ways, but its v much there in our cultures.
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Ok. This thread up and down. 100%.

And I'd like to build on what @RukminiPande is saying here.
You see, I got a PhD partly by showing how care for survivors of sexual violence is baked into the #AO3 design and code.
There is a recognition in fanfic communities (especially the ones coalescing around AO3) that we are mostly women and non-binary people and therefore structurally disproportionately likely to be survivors of sexual violence.
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