The campaign is still up and people are still able to donate. They just “deleted” the comments
So basically all they’re doing is hiding the obvious racism involved, making it even harder for people to show how the existence of the fund is inherently bigoted in nature.
Amazing. Talk about pretending to work for one group while stabbing them in the back.
So fyi to everyone, find another crowd funding website to use!
Much as GoFundMe is acting like crap and basically claiming that the only thing wrong with a campaign to raise money for a child murder racist cop is that the comments look bad, telling people to “find another crowd funding website” if there isn’t one that is exists and works well and is trustworthy leaves the folks who need fundraisers* in a shitty situation.
This feels like when people say “don’t shop at Walmart cos Walmart are evil” while totally ignoring that folks working for crappy employers like Walmart often have nowhere else to go where they can afford.
Here is a super good post on how we’ve kind of forgotten how to make boycotts work nowadays and how the attitude of telling people to just-not-use-the-thing is conterproductive and rooted in an antiblack remembering of the history of boycotts (basically ignoring how organised the civil rights bus-boycotts were and how much effort went in to coordinating them to provide both a consistent front and to stop it from hurting folks at the bottom).
If anyone thinks I am out of line talking about this then do say, I’ll delete and apologise. Just like, is this boycott going to make a difference and is it going to hurt people in the process?
I actually agree with you on all of that, and I’ve made posts about how “just don’t buy the thing” doesn’t work, I was just reblogging for the info
Yeah, also, Mike Brown’s family has a gofundme and what will they do if everyone just decides to stop using that site today? Not just them but a lot of other people get screwed.
i havent seen ANYONE discuss what fox news said about muslims. and the growing tension towards muslims after news stations saying they’re scared of ISIS sleeper cells in the US (because muslims are always, always targeted and bombarded with surveillance and locked up and killed under false pretenses of terrorism when this happens) and it fucking scares me so fucking much.
don’t ignore me.