i would love to see a shadeism in islam tumblr happen
i just have some reservations/concerns
for one thing, i think lighter skin folk, while well intentioned as they are, take up waayy too much fucking space in conversations about shadeism as it is. its like, great, we understand that you get this, but let the folk who are the raw end of the stick on this one speak truth to power.
you’re actually not helping shadeism if you, as a lighter skin person, become the defacto authority on something you may not always experience
its like, keep fighting the good fight, but this is a space for us by us. want to be a good ally? then don’t come onto this blog seeking cookies or gold stars
second, i want this to go HARD IN THE PAINT!!
we’re not going to shy away from the heavy stuff at all- like how dark skin folks are often times the last draft dodgeball pick when it comes to notion of marriage/desirability, representations of islam on a larger scale, authorities on scholarship
third, this tumblr needs the most ballin manifesto about how we are hear to speak truth to power, connect with each other, expand and continue a conversation that keeps falling by the wayside for many of us. and if lighter folk allies learn something by reading then great. but this isn’t the ally cookie stand nor will we entertain the notion that talking about these issues is somehow dividing islam
thoughts? things that need to be added to this?