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RobesPierre This coming election should be a lock. Democrats should be dominating and controlling all the branches of government. The reason we’re not is because of stuff like this. Lecturing phish fans about how racist they actually are? Asking them to feel some sort of shame because the fans of the band they like happen to be mostly white? I’m aggressively liberal and progressive. But this type of messaging is just awful. It’s like these people work for the Trump campaign. Are there some racist fans, sure. Racists come in all shapes and sizes, and they should all have their skulls cracked. But as a demographic phish fans are particularly anti racist. So what’s the point of this article really? For some woke trustfunders to feel good about themselves?

Here’s a question…. If I were to call you fragile would you take it as an insult? And would you be slightly defensive about being called fragile? Of course you would. Which is exactly why “white fragility” is a bullshit term. You insult the very people you’re supposedly trying to bring to your side and then when they act insulted you point to it as proof of their fragility.

The only way this country will be saved is if liberals and progressives come together and accept each other and stop bickering about pronouns and things like this essay. The ideas often make sense and most people agree. But the constant accusing tone and constantly asking average white people, who have marched with blm and done their part to help stop racism, to prostrate themselves is a recipe for failure. If we’re all equal, we all need to act, and treat each other, as equals. This includes not subtlety implying that all phish fans are racist and non inclusive to people of color and then crying “white fragility” when some take offense to that accusation. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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