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What We Really Mean When We Call Activists ‘Divisive’

On political discourse, abolition, performative activism, and real love

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I have a physical response to the word “divisive.” This twisting sensation in my gut that comes up my throat all acidic. It’s shockingly similar to the feeling one might get after eating too much cheese…

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