Allies, step it up

I am struggling to condense everything that troubles me about recent events in our industry; things I have read from writers and columnists but, most of all, the silence from white writers and industry professionals that has ensued in the face of deeply troubling language and high-level trolling. Yet, it is not new and presents a difficult truth: if we say nothing, parse nothing, stand up against nothing, but are acquiescent, then we are also doing harm. This is a cognitive leap for people to make: I did nothing and therefore I cannot have been complicit in a terrible thing. No.

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