And there are plenty of people out there looking to lead the fight. What is missing are opportunities. What remains is to change the entire current circuit of affections within institutions. There is a lack of black women in the STF.
In the words of Professor Vladimir Safatle in his recently released “The Alphabet of Collisions” (Ubu):
“There are those who refer to “identity” to disqualify struggles that question secular practices of exclusion naturalized under the guise of universalist discourses. Thus, from the perspective of these critics, the struggles linked to feminist, black and LGBTQIAP+ movements would be largely identitarian because they would aim to , in fact, create a new sealed geography of places of power, places indexed by specific identities […]. Before accusing anyone of identity regression, it would be worth asking about the identity naturalized by the hegemony of a violent history of conquests and subjection operated, mostly, by white Europeans”.
So, Lula, before you go passionately spewing nonsense around, it would be quite decent to assemble a council of feminist women, LGBTQs and black people around you. This way you could balance the limited opinions on issues that are on the agenda and that come from your current group of advisors who, not by chance, share the same identity class: men, white, heterosexuals over 60 years.
I end with another thought from Safatle that can help us make the issue more complex:
“Great political transformations are not a matter of new ideas; great political transformations are a matter of new affects. It is not new ideas that produce great transformations. It is new affects that produce great ideas.”