“… that’s some white folks shit” (Or WFS for short) especially when it has to do with the following topics: homosexuality, eating disorders, going to college, drug addiction, mental health issues, body image issues, domestic abuse… the list could go on and on. Another post by Karnythia on LJ made me think of these things… and how I often hear that phrase in relation to anything that’s not “hood” or in relation to “keepin it real”.
How black folks will say that there were no gay black people until slavery hence its some white folks shit that has crept into our society and corrupted it somehow. Like being gay and black just isn’t possible at all whatsoever; you can’t be both and really be black.
Thats the phrase that really bothers me, and I started this post a long time ago and never got around to finishing it. Perhaps when I can actually articulate this idea without getting angry I’ll finish…
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Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives.
Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast. Along with all of that, she’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon, she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.
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