Friday, 28 November 2014

Our Future Free from Racism

The scourge of racism cannot be looked at or dealt with without challenging every assumption that any individual or group wants less, needs less or deserves less than any other.  Thus we tackle racism as part of a hierarchy in society which values some human beings over others in varying degrees, and we learn from examining our own struggle, whoever we are, as we have lived it, and the struggles of billions against apartheid, caste divisions, wage discrimination, state violence, and other discriminations, from Ferguson to Fallujah, and from Gaza to the Congo.

We have to examine the NGOs as well as Parliament, and the ambition of those who come from movements for justice but end up at high salaries in high places imposing and hiding injustice.  We must overcome divisions at the grassroots to blow the whistle on every establishment that is based on maintaining the hierarchy of gender, race, religion, nationality, age, disability, etc.

Selma James

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