Social Justice Racism: How to Remove an Alarming Contradiction from Activist Thought and Action.

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Date: Jan. 2021
Publisher: Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, Inc.
Document Type: Report
Length: 6,762 words
Lexile Measure: 1620L

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There are aspects of current social justice practice and language that ironically embody anti-black racism. Referring to this irony as social justice racism, the author uses a multidisciplinary Africana Studies perspective to highlight the issue and to introduce a new approach to social justice free of racist contradiction. With reference to examples and insights from history, law, and philosophy, the author argues for a syllogistic understanding of social justice, whereby supporting the Black freedom struggle shakes the foundation of the wealthy-white-male-heteronormative cultural logic behind nearly every other social injustice.

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