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Wow, I've missed a lot. I think we have some issues to work through. I am not really sure what to do, but I think it is vital that we make this space more welcoming for POC. I have a few ideas but I'm not sure if they're good, so if any POC think that my ideas are crap feel free to ignore them.

I think we definitely need to close regestrations for now. Maybe we could have an approval process, where white people must do some "pre-readings" and answer some questions about racism to be able to get in. POC can join without doing these pre-readings. These pre-readings would be picked by POC and would maybe be a few articles about unlearning white supremacy and not befriending nazis. I also think maybe the white people on this instance can have their accounts locked temporarily until they complete the pre-readings. Hopefully this will filter out unsafe white people to some degree to provide a better space for POC.

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i think gatekeeping rooted in reverse racism is a gross solution for a web instance that wants to evolve to be inclusive and representative of social justice.


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@raye I don't think it would be gatekeeping, just vetting people to make sure they're safe. It doesn't have to be a huge deal, just trying to reduce the whiteness problem by educating white people a little before they come so POC don't have to spend the energy educating them on basic issues and they can feel more comfortable here.

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.