Is the reputation and career of one white woman more important than standing up against racism? Because if it is, there’s a serious flaw with the theory underlying the praxis here. She took an action and it was categorically the wrong one, and more important than that, she was the first domino to fall, which allowed the groupthink to progress. That room of ‘uncomfortable’ white people would have been made even more uncomfortable if she had put down the knife and said ‘no,’ forcing them, too, to take stances. To cut the cake or not. To make a choice: perform a racist act, or not.
Really good blog post responding to the Swedish Minister of Culture cutting into the cake that depicted a Black woman and pointing out where white feminists need to step up and be allies, be accountable.