As some of you may or may not know, I used to be an administrator over at Heathens United Against Racism. I am no longer there, because the powers that remain there have decided to stop practicing what they preach.
On the fan page, they’re terming it a “internal restructuring“. This is an understatement akin to calling a raging inferno a “sudden reaction to molecular agitation”.
You all know me; I’m not prone to name calling, but I don’t shy away from demanding accountability either. On that note, the people who are currently running HUAR are people who are refusing any sort of meaningful accountability or transparency when it comes to their actions. Not to the bylaws they helped write and voted in. Not to the communities that they claimed to care about. Not to the religion that claim to practice. Nothing.
What you, the reader, do with my opinion regarding HUAR is completely up to you. For those curious? It is my strong and firm suggestion that anyone who believes in social justice in any meaningful way, shape, or form shoukd have nothing to do with HUAR whatsoever. They’re not interested in fighting the good fight; they just interested in talking about how racists are bad, without actually having to involve themselves in any meaningful way.
HUAR has gone from being a force trying to make positive, social change within the broader Heathen community as well as the world at large…to a social club for people who wish to voice toothless complaints about bigotry.
The truth is they aren’t what they say they are. Not anymore, at least. I was the only cisgendered, heterosexual, white male removed from my position. Of the nine people kicked out, eight of them were either apart of the GLBTQ+ community, ethnically non-white, or both. Make of that what you will…but I will tell you that I find it incredibly telling of HUAR’s current motivations and priorities.
If that sounds like something you want to deal with? More power to you. However, it’s important that everyone gets a fully informed perspective about the organizations they’re looking to align themselves with…and you’re not going to get an honest discussion about HUAR from the people who currently run it*.
The administrators kicked to the curb over this ordeal have started new projects, to pick up and continue to carry the torch that HUAR once held. Loosing HUAR hasn’t destroyed us; it is out belief that the lack of us has destroyed HUAR. In either case, look us up under “Heathens for Social Justice” and “The Yggdrasil Assembly“.
In either case, that’s it for HUAR. Feel free to ask any (constructive) questions below that you may have regarding the matter; I’ll answer anything asked to the best of my ability.
*But don’t take my word for it! If you want to know why HUAR does not deserve your trust, look to documentation that showcases the words of the current administration for yourself!