Saturday, October 31st, 2015 07:22 am
He said "Your Halloween reminder that blackface is an IQ test, and if you wear it, you've failed." and my reply would be:

Blackface is awful, but equating low IQ with racism/moral failing is unfair. Esp given it's history http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2007/11/27/the-pseudoscience-of-%E2%80%9Cintelligence%E2%80%9D-testing/

(I found the link via quick google)

But idk, it feels weird bringing it up as a white non American. And while I'm disabled I have a pretty high IQ. Plus of course it could open me up to trolls, unless I send it as a private message.

Hmmm. Will ponder when more awake.
Saturday, October 31st, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
Well I would retweet your tweet.
Saturday, October 31st, 2015 04:36 am (UTC)
You'd be in the right, but you're in no way obligated to open yourself up to trolls/any unwanted attention. I think the fact that Scalzi himself is white makes it unweird, though I am also a white non-American.

(Even aside from the infuriating but also depressingly predictable disablism, YOU CAN'T "FAIL" AN IQ TEST.)
Saturday, October 31st, 2015 04:02 pm (UTC)
You're in the right here. He's being ableist. And I can totally understand not wanting to open yourself up to trolling. I have a Twitter account that I don't use, if you want me to tweet a comment to him. (Something along the lines of "You're being ableist. Don't equate racism with being developmentally disabled".)

Also, I don't think it's weird for you to stand up and say something. You'd be doing it as a disabled person, not as a PoC.