Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Excluding Others From The Narrative Of Change

As people who are marginalized to some degree or another we have this tendency to group up, gripe about the injustices of oppression and then form some group to combat it. Then strangely, when outsiders come in to learn about what the fuss is about the marginalized and oppressed get angry that they can't understand because they themselves are not marginalized and oppressed.

By excluding others from our narrative and missing opportunities to educate the very population that oppresses us we further isolate ourselves. We have this problem of being hated and misunderstood, equality seems like a distant dream. So when people try to learn about who and what we are and how they can help without becoming just like us, we should have an answer besides, "you'd never understand." Because the reply is "Your right, I don't"

With Love
Jeff 

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