Bostrom's 2023 letter spends more time defending his 1996 beliefs than anything else.
He chose to "get out in front" in a way that raises far more questions than it settles,
& I think this statement rightly holds him accountable for that.
Bostrom today clearly disavows using the N-word in '97.
Does he still believe in some form of white superiority?
I hope not!
But right now, the ambivalence & vagueness of his 2023 letter is working like a dog whistle to western chauvinists,
& I hope he figures that out & denounces them as strongly as this statement does.
Dismissing all of the direct, thoughtful critique of Bostrom's current letter as just "piling up" about something else is, I am sure, not helpful.
There's hotheads on twitter cursing at him & hotheads cursing in his defense.
You seem to be implicitly lumping OP here in with that.
If that's not your intent, great, please do say so.