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Being an international guest at an Australian con and praising a book by an American author that treats an Australian indigenous group as extinct, while people in the audience WITH THAT IDENTITY listen on sure is A Choice…

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(Both non-Australians in question have reputations as being “online woke” and tl;dr this is why I have trust issues…)

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@alis Oh wow 😬 and they didn't get called on it?

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@lj_writes Bold of you to assume Americans listen to criticism of racial issues they don’t understand. :\

(The work in question was nominated for a Hugo this year sooooooo yeeeeeeeah about that hey...)

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@alis Ahahahaha 😅 and yet they had no problem criticizing Patricia Wrede for imagining North America without indigenous peoples like same hat, people, SAME HAT

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@lj_writes @alis I love Anne Bishop's storytelling in The Others books, but the world-building (i.e., author's design) means that literally every human in North America is descended from white Europeans.

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@naga Oh, my God. How could anyone think that's okay??

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