This is an interesting response.
The emphasis on intent is typically made by the perpetrator who is faced with an accusation. The victim is less focused on intent because the victim is the one dealing with the deleterious consequences of that behavior. A focus on intent is a typical white response to insights about group behavior: a defensive posture that privileges whites again by focusing on the fact that they ‘didn’t mean it’ rather on the reality of what the behavior has done to the non-white.
Again, a true focus on black, brown, and indigenous peoples worldwide would be much less likely to focus on intent than on the actual result for the oppressed group.
The real response of anti-racism is a focus on result, not on the coddling which a focus on intent provides to whites.