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Yesterday on Twitter, the “Solidarity is for White Women” tag blew up big time; here’s a tweet from Mikki Kendall, the tag’s originator, and three other good ones:
#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen when WOC are treated as teaching tools & resources, not actual people by Big Name Feminism
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) August 12, 2013
#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen when mass school closings don’t upset you as much as Beyonce calling it the Mrs. Carter Show
— Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@pushinghoops) August 12, 2013
Most anti-climatic moment of #solidarityisforwhitewomen: when you realize that almost every editor will hire a white woman to write abut it
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) August 12, 2013
#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen is 1 in four for white women , being more important than 2/3 for black women 3/4 for native women
— Sydette (@Blackamazon) August 12, 2013
I wish that race didn’t have to serve as a shorthand for economic/social capital here, but we get the hashtags that our stratification deserves, and it’s great to see stuff articulated that’s usually subcutaneous. If you’re interested, you can catch up with this Storify or just search through the archive.