THIS! I thought I was the only one feeling this way. I thought I was being selfish. I felt like it was wrong for Whites to be in this space meant for us, because Whites caused or allowed this trauma. I love CQ, but I’m disgusted at the oogling over Whites showing up in the room (i.e. The incessant show of love to Donnie Wahlberg, odes to Madonna for no damned reason). What have these people done for our communities to deserve such praise and welcome? Why wasn’t our mental health and well-being considered before the gaze was normalized in the room?

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