KEY COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sentiments of a Kind

As an African-American, I am always conscious of how I am treated by my fellow citizens based on my heritage, education, and status of citizenship according to my income level. And I notice that there exist a tendency for citizens to treat African-Americans with a lack of respect based on a school of thought which stems from the idea of white superiority. Race has always been an issue that has divided us as citizens and as humans in general however the idea that a person is superior and deserves an inherent privilage is absurd. Furthermore, white superiority resembles the same train of thought and belief system that produced Nazsim. Yet society has adopted this idea that amongst human race being black is being onfthe lowest rung on the ladder and is similar to being on a team that is and will always come in last place in the human race by default. I do not believe that everyone shares these sentiments towards African Americans but for those that do are under an illusion that this acceptable and that African Americans can not and are not taking the actions to deal the threat to their well being.

1 comment:

Kathy Emery said...

thanks for sharing Lavon! Did any particular incident get you to post this or have you been thinking about this for along time as the incidents pile up?