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Writer of color calls out Lena Dunham over ‘hipster racism’

Lena Dunham–and what many view as her new of jobless, white feminism–continues to face one controversy after another. To begin with, she mishandled reacting to sexual assault allegations against a author on her series Girls, then, as she often does, she cried for offending a huge swath of the populace by saying she had been acting “naively. ”

But writer Zinzi Clemmons isn’t buying it. She says she’s leaving Dunham’s ” citing the “ well-known racism, newsletter, “ Lenny Letter. ”

Clemmons distanced herself from “Lenny Letter” on Sunday at a Twitter article, referencing Dunham’s current announcements against Aurora Perrineau, who accused Girls author Murray Miller of sexual attack during the series’s conduct. As both women went into Brown University the Lenny writer understood Dunham “ ”, for decades. Clemmons said Dunham and her buddies “ had a lot of power and seemed to get off on denying it and simultaneously wielding it. ”

“Back in college, I avoided those people like the plague because of their racism,” Clemmons wrote in her post. “that I’d call ’ which uses sarcasm as a cover, their strain ‘ hipster racism, and in the end, it looks a lot like gaslighting. ”

Clemmons stated that one girl in Dunham’s circle “was known in order to be provocative to use the N word in dialogue. ” She also asserts among her best friends was “victimized in virtually the same way” as Perrineau by somebody Dunham knew.

He continues to move in these circles, and It was never addressed also has a effective job,” Clemmons wrote. “middle class grew up, in the art or writing worlds with no family connections, and also my friend was from a similar background. We were helpless against them. ”

Clemmons has gone viral. Many point out that writers of colour are no more putting up with white-dominated networking spaces since they know they ’ re being held down by people that are powerful like Dunham.

Others hope that actors distance themselves and will call out Dunham.

And some are completely unsurprised. After all, Girls was pretty obsessed with white hipster womanhood.

Although “feminism” is now trendy in recent years, white feminism’s roots continue to  have a stronghold in mainstream movements, often poisoning discussions by forcing activists to concentrate on whitened cisgender women’s encounters as the default option. Hard powerful women like Dunham is a beginning to solving this problem.

H/T the Cut

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