When the persecuted become the persecutors

Social Organization and Change Racism and Ethnic Prejudice As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. Lincoln What defines our race? Are you biased? Take the test: Project Implicit?  in general: when the persecuted become the persecutors: Forever Pure >  World Since 1920 | documentary: I Am Not Your Negro Baldwin | ku klux klan: The Clansman Dixon | south africa: Born a Crime Noah | solidarity: Blacks and Palestinians | escape to free states: Underground Railroad | movements: Black Lives Matter | anti-Islamization: Pegida | dialogue: The Welcome Table | hate crimes: Not in Our Town | uprising: The Birth of a Nation, Original Silent Version | the will to be free: The Underground Railroad Whitehead | slave trade: Homegoing Gyasi | belonging & identity: Invisible Man Ellison | white america: Coming Apart Murray | british abolitionist: Amazing Grace Metaxas | memoir: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist Parrish | A Class Divided | anti-slavery: Uncle Tom's Cabin Stowe | Australia: Rabbit-Proof Fence | Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead Meeink | bias: Blindspot Banaji | Black Planet Shields | The Aryans Asumang | To Kill a Mockingbird Lee

when the persecuted become the persecutors

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Human Rights

Political Concepts Human Rights Should the world's moral responsibility to stop human atrocities rise above national sovereignty? sp > Big Questions What is modern slavery? Where should transgender children use the bathroom? Can enhanced interrogation (torture) ever be justified? freedom: Live Free or Die in general: lessons of history: The Guardians Pedersen > Geopolitics big ideas| oppression & struggle: Human Acts Kang | United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights | dictatorships: Kim Jong-un | migrant workers: Cesar Chavez | torture: Break the Chain sp | CIA: Senate Report 2014 | ethiopia: Zone 9 | Geneva Conventions | Human Rights Watch: hrw | oral histories: Voice of Witness | UN Global Compact | modern trafficking: Human Trafficking Shelley | documentary: Harvest of Shame Murrow

Should the world’s moral responsibility to stop human atrocities rise above national sovereignty?

Should the world’s moral responsibility to stop human atrocities rise above national sovereignty? > Big Questions

What is modern slavery?

Where should transgender children use the bathroom?

Can enhanced interrogation (torture) ever be justified?

in general: lessons of history: The Guardians Pedersen > Geopolitics big ideas| oppression & struggle: Human Acts Kang | United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights | dictatorships: Kim Jong-un | migrant workers: Cesar Chavez | torture: Break the Chain sp | CIA: Senate Report 2014 | ethiopia: Zone 9 | Geneva Conventions | Human Rights Watch: hrw | oral histories: Voice of Witness | UN Global Compact | modern trafficking: Human Trafficking Shelley | documentary: Harvest of Shame Murrow

Anarchy


Rule of Law vs. Lawlessness

by scott pickard

Population Immigration Should we keep people out, or incentivize companies to invest in agricultural and manufacturing facilities that create good jobs in Mexico? sp in general: agricultural labor: Mexico | data: Migration Policy Institute | green card: roadmap | immigration reform: Obama’s 2014 Speech | management system: www.immigrationtracker.com | trains: The Beast integration: community-building: shelbyvillemultimedia | education: Hmong Peace Academy > Education books, essays, films: Borderland NPR | Of Mice and Men Steinbeck | Sin Nombre | The Arrival Tan | The Real Story of the Superheroes Pinzón | Welcome | Welcome to Shelbyville Snyder

There are societal issues so complex and divisive among us that it is hard to know what is the right thing to do (immigration, abortion, for example). One way to approach these issues is to build our decisions upon principles that can be applied consistently:

  • If there is a law in place, then enforce the law.
  • Consistently follow through with accountability as defined by the law (this always seems to be the hardest part).
  • If it is a bad law or a law that does not match our current set of principles and what we want to do, then change the law accordingly.
  • In the meantime, don’t rationalize lawlessness as a solution because lawlessness breeds more lawlessness which undermines our framework for a safe and civil society.

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