You don't even know that that round of applause is validating the very thing that is trying to delete you. When other people's erasure of otherness erases the other we embrace in us...it would be best to not clap your hands. But you can do what you want. But other is no one else's to erase but our own. Own. Clap your hands only when everyone understands what it means to own, to author. Otherwise the clapping will destroy the brown and black in the us they're trying to erase.