This year’s University of California Students of Color Conference unproductively devolved into something of an “oppression Olympics” between different minority groups, prompting arguments between participants and ultimately leading to some canceled sessions at the annual event…
In one of the larger workshops, one of the students raised a question about why the only issues being discussed were those involving anti-blackness, prompting an African-American student to respond that black students are the most oppressed, to which a Muslim student made a comment about her people being bombed in the Middle East, according to Alvarez.
This exchange, and others like it, resulted in the cancellation of several sessions on the second day of the conference, Alvarez said. Above all, conference participants each wanted to focus on their own particular minority issue, she said.
I love it. Even the rabbits are splintering.
What is going on is, as things turn K the amount of sympathy out there is diminishing. Since professional victims get their dopamine hit from sympathy, to them it is as if there is less money available to them, and they are K-ifying and splintering over the distribution of victim status.
This is K-ifying itself, and attaching negative feelings toward the rabbit process of trying to claim victim status. It is one thing to say, “I’m black,” and have everyone bow down around you and give you a free hit of sympathy and social status. It is another to proclaim, “I’m black,” and have another black guy yell angrily at you, “Fuck you! You’re not a real black, you’re an island black, and you’re not even all island black. You’ve got some white blood in you – and you’re not even LGBT!”
In one irony, the salvageable rabbits, by virtue of being ultra-triggerable rabbits, require ever less stimuli to begin their transition toward K. When you freak out in the face of something like not being openly hailed as a victim, your amygdala will begin activating at the earliest stages of the K-shift. You will have longer to go to become a full K, but your trip will begin earlier as well.