THANK YOU. Argh, it’s so aggravating when people just completely ignore the history behind a distinction when insisting that two things are equivalent that are dramatically different in practice.
For the record, I’m a member of Heathens United Against Racism, although since I left Facebook, I’m obviously less directly involved. I stand by their efforts, and when I can do so directly, I boost them.
As I was looking thru my wordpress reader, I saw that Sarenth had written a great post-Why Racism Harms Heathenry (go read it!) responding to a comment to statement released by HUAR- Heathens United Against Racism about a folkish Heathen group. As a member of HUAR (though I do not claim to speak for them as a whole) I’d like to further respond to a comment made on Sarenth’s blog.
“As for the Irminfolk bylaws. They aren’t racists. Do they have a quota on genetics in order to be a member? Yes. But so does every Native American, or really any group that’s for a specific ethnic or racial group, out there. That in an of itself is not a racist act, or if it is, then the Huar dishonor themselves by not attacking all “Racist” blood quota. Instead HUAR attacks only heathens, their own people, rather than honorably…
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