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30 Days of Social Justice 13: Tolerance #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Tolerance is a word that gets misused quite a bit in the media these days. It actually gets misconstrued with the definition of “tolerate” which is generally defined as “putting up with things we don’t like.” The actual definition of tolerance is different however: -a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, beliefs, […]

30 Days of Social Justice 12: Stereotypes #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

You might be getting sick of me using dictionary definitions, but I’m finding them a good jumping off point. So. The definition of stereotype: From Merriam-Webster: to believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same From Dictionary.com: (noun) Sociology. a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special […]

30 Days of Social Justice 10: Intersectionality #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

So. Intersectionality. Let’s start with a definition, shall we? (And yeah, I know it’s Wikipedia, but the definition from them is sound): Intersectionality (or intersectionalism) is the study of intersections between forms or systems of oppression, domination or discrimination. On Tumblr yesterday, someone wrote this (the “Intersectionality…it’s a thing..” is my response to the post): […]

30 Days of Social Justice 7 and 8: Bias and Dialogue #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

It’s interesting that I’m putting bias and dialogue together today since our bias tends to inform the nature of the dialogue we have when talking about social justice issues. Bias, paraphrased from the multiple dictionary definitions, is prejudice against one person, group, or thing in favor of another, usually with a negative connotation. They can […]