] Samhita replied to Renee :
Renee, thanks for the comment. I mean, ouch, but I see where you are coming from, even if your tone feels hurtful.
I think we can speculate why it is an oversight or subconscious, conscious or maybe even strategic reasons why this post is a day late. I can't speak for other editors at Feministing, but I am writing today and I wrote about it today. That doesn't mean I care about it less because it is a day late or that it is an oversight. And I don't think my post is a "dollar short!"
What I will say tho, is that the reason I wrote about it is because of the community I am part of which is anti-racist, grassroots organizing, activist community so it was on blast over all my social media. And I think one thing I can read out of the point you make is that all of us are drawn to activism for multiple reasons and motivated by different leaders. Malcolm is someone that motivated me greatly, so I found it important that I write about him, even if a day late.
There are many blogs that did and didn't write about him, both feminist
and race-focused blogs. All of us make editorial choices and I think it is dangerous to say that they are merely based on racist standpoints. That is of course PART of the problem and always is, but I don't think that is the only reason. And a long-term inability to incorporate a real anti-racist standpoint in feminist
organizing still stands, that is not unique to the way that issues are represented at Feministing, which I think is very diverse in voice and issue coverage.