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Being "center" is no different from being right in this country (or in the world, frankly). You can't maintain the status quo without continuing the harm the status quo causes to people. Behavior and declarations like that are what people would refer to as "covert X" (where X would be sexism, transmisogyny (and transmisandry), racism, classism - all the -ism that stems from global white supremacy and hegemonic patriarchy).
(NGL, four years ago, I would have to look up each of those words, so I'm happy to define them once globally, if that means you'd be working to help dismantle them).
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