Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 24, 2011, 2:53 p.m. EST by dandydextrous
from Richmond, VA
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No revolution can occur without first acknowledging social hierarchies that govern people regardless of whether their aware of it. that's why there needs to be raised consciousness and sensitivity training for people coming in. groups of people have been systematically oppressed throughout history even when the books say they were doing just fine. women, people of color, queer people, the disabled and transgender folks have been systematically pushed out of this system well before this and have been denied access to monetary and social privileges in many many different ways.... just because we're told we're all equal does not mean that people don't continue long histories of prejudice through unconscious (and sometimes completely conscious) social actions. remember that your lens has the power to be inclusive from the start... always bringing non-"normative" bodies and people to the forefront is KEY... make this accessible to all people. not just young white men. thank you!