this could put a big dent in my surgeries (epilady) wrote in ecrubychoice,
this could put a big dent in my surgeries
epilady
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Welcome, Ecru-Americans and Allies!

Let's start with an introductory poll. And I apologize for the America-centric nature of the questions. When some of our Ecru-European, Ecru-Canadian, Ecru-Brazilian, and Ecru-Latin@ friends join the discussion, we can make the necessary adjustments. For now, let's find out about ourselves and figure out a plan of action. We need a mission statement! An action-packed agenda! We need to publish books, produce leaflets, host panels at conventions and make some money peddling our sacred spiritual  ways in a traveling sideshow mystical earth-healing journey. So...tell us all!

Please tell us how you came to realize you were Ecru-American (check all that apply)

Someone called me out on my racism and I was like whoa
0(0.0%)
Someone called me out on my white privilege and I was like whoa
0(0.0%)
I didn't want to be left out of all the fun those ethnic people seem to have learning about their history
0(0.0%)
The great spirit Metatron came to me in a dream
0(0.0%)
I got bored of all the baggage that comes with being white
0(0.0%)
I wanted to get into POC-only space and this seemed like a great way to do it
0(0.0%)
I want to impress/relate to/get a free pass from my POC friends
0(0.0%)
I always knew I had a bigger, more exotic destiny than mere whiteness
2(9.5%)
I just think it's cooler to be a little bit not white
1(4.8%)
Other (tell us below)
0(0.0%)

And what is your exact Ecru-American ethnic breakdown (we need to police our community carefully, after all!)

I told you, Metatron told me I was native. What more do you need?
0(0.0%)
I tan, like, really easily. That must mean someone in my family wasn't white! Which means I'M not white!
1(4.8%)
My family never talked about Great-Grandma Smith's history. She must have been an Indian princess! That means I'M an Indian Princess!
0(0.0%)
My family/part of my family emigrated here recently from Europe. That means I'm not really white!
0(0.0%)
I'm Italian/Irish/Eastern European/red-headed/some other white group that's discriminated against somewhere else. That means I'm not white here!
0(0.0%)
I'm Ashkenazi. That's only *kind* of white, right?
0(0.0%)
I converted to an ATR/study native spiritual ways. So again, not really white anymore. Right?
0(0.0%)
I have The Gay/trans/lady/disabled! We get automatic Ecru status, yes yes yes?
1(4.8%)
I grew up really poor/am currently poor. So yeah. Not terribly white.
0(0.0%)
My lover/one night stand/cousin/child is nonwhite. It's contagious, right?
0(0.0%)
I am a really awesome, tireless anti-racist activist. As a "good whitey," I should be entitled to just a little bit of color. You owe me!
0(0.0%)
Other (tell us below)
0(0.0%)

What kind of hard-hitting topics would you like to see the Ecru community tackle?

Zurcherart suggested we put a lending library together. What titles would you like to see in circulation?

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