Delving Beyond Political Correctness Into Social Inequality

Delving Beyond Political Correctness Into Social Inequality

Mic check: Nicci Attfield

Searching for Jack: delving beyond political correctness into social inequality.

by Nicci Attfield

Nicci Attfield
Nicci Attfield

Before I begin, it is probably important to say I don’t believe in rude labels or terms, and I don’t believe in mocking people based on ‘race’ or ‘gender’. If I believed that was okay for a single second, I would leave social justice work immediately and find something else to do. Rude bullying would be a violation of another person’s humanity, and I don’t believe in that.

However, I don’t think it is enough to simply be respectful if we want to properly engage with social justice. Respect may be an important step in the right direction, but it is only a step. Political correctness is just too timid to get into the true heart of the work

Full Story:  Delving Beyond Political Correctness Into Social Inequality

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

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