Philip Hallie’s “From Cruelty to Goodness” does a great job talking about this. It never ceases to amaze me how true this inclination tends to be:
Halle defines “institutional cruelty” as a persistent pattern of humiliation that endures for years in a community, but the victimizer and the victim find ways to downplay the harm that is being done. Both the victim and the victimizer justify cruel actions based on what they have been led to believe is “actual” inferiority. Halle argues that cruelty is created by an imbalance of power, or hierarchy. According to his view, the opposite of institutionalized cruelty is freedom from the cruel relationship, not just kindness.
The Critical Ethnic Studies Association links Palestine to global indigenous and decolonization struggles.
Yes, I am that capitalist Marx warned you about.
have you even read marx?
"And in a hundred and fifty years, some nerd named berserkerjerk is gonna make a weak assed post calling himself a capitalist, and anyways thats an example of false class consciousness. What a dweeb, am I right?"
—Karl Marx, Das Kapital volume 3
A motion for a second “stand your ground” hearing for Marissa Alexander has been denied, in a ruling made Friday by Judge James Daniel.
Marissa Alexander has been denied a new Stand Your Ground hearing. Yet again, Florida refuses to free this survivor of domestic violence, fails to support women’s right to self defense, and continues to support anti-black racism in the judicial system. Her new trial is still scheduled to begin Dec 8th.
Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!
Standing Our Ground Week of Action is still on!
July 25-Aug 1: LET’S TAKE ACTION!
Impoverished Black and Brown communities do not exist for white people to enter, stay in for a week or so and then come out as though they’re saints because they hugged little Black and Brown kids. #stopthewhitesaviorcomplex2k14