Check out this TalkPoverty radio piece, and listen to a really interesting take on the uprising.
Blackwell’s SSIR article is here.
I’m not in complete agreement with Blackwell’s conclusions, (I know…I know…but you shouldn’t be surprised by now), which differ slightly from the interview, (which implies a constant effect) and the article, (which states “Laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as the disabled or people of color, often end up benefiting all of society.”
I’m more of proportionate universalism kind of guy. Actions taken to reduce the negative effects of social injustice should be universal, but with a scale and intensity that is proportionate to the level of disadvantage. Focusing reform on just one group at a time, then waiting and hoping for some trickle-up effect to materialize…what we’ve been doing now for decade after decade…is simply not working on a scale that is required for the change necessary to turn the tide against neoliberalism.
We just don’t have the time anymore to sit around and wait.
….oops…missed a switch again…sorry.
Well…there’s only one link in there anyway.
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