Week 17 - Social Justice
Do you know what equality, equity and justice mean? Do you understand how they differ? Here is an infographic, shared by a colleague to help you.
And a quote from another colleague:
"But, I would add to that what my former law school professor, Derrick Bell, taught me-- everyone talks about justice, but it is those who have known it the least who believe in it the most." - Lisa Marie Boykin
2. On privilege - How the Rich Reacted to the Bubonic Plague Has Eerie Similarities to Today’s Pandemic
In this opening section, Boccaccio describes the rich secluding themselves at home, where they enjoy quality wines and provisions, music and other entertainment.
Meanwhile, the middle class or poor, forced to stay at home, “caught the plague by the thousand right there in their own neighborhood, day after day” and swiftly passed away. Servants dutifully attended to the sick in wealthy households, often succumbing to the illness themselves.
how wealth and advantage can impair people’s abilities to empathize with the hardships of other...
How do the rich relate to the poor during times of widespread suffering? What is the value of a life?
This is something I had no idea on how to start. Here are links I found useful, and I hope so will you.
A great video shared by a friend, on systemic racism in the United States.
And a eye-opening article about the Madison Crescent on Stratechery
One thing at a time. Full attention and devotion to that task, conversation, message. An easeful, peaceful attitude as you move through it.
Something I need to keep reminding myself of, as I find myself with my teeth clenched in the middle of the day.
What small thing can we build to make this world a better place, a place with more justice?
Written on June 7, 2020.
This was Issue #17 of the Year of the Turtle. You can see all the past newsletters on this website.
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