by Will Shetterly
Shetterly's the only social media contributor I know of who has identified what Mikki Kendall seems to be leading - the fetishizing of ethnic identity in order to punish allies and gain power. Just knowing what to call these loonies has been hugely empowering - thanks Will.
I should point out that in addition to being on the cutting edge of analyzing Internet phenomena, Shetterly is known for his science fiction authorship. Regrettably I haven't been familiar with his work because I'm not a big sci-fi reader, early Vonnegut and The Foundation series notwithstanding. I think I have some reading-up to do.
I'm actually hoping I won't have to keep tabs on Kendall too much going forward - with any luck the Nation article has caused Kendall-fever to break. But I have a nagging suspicion that we haven't heard the last ethnicity-based campaign by Kendall.