We are all part of the Human Rights Movement!

Breaking the Silence

What's Behind the Wave of Police, Security, and
Vigilante Killings of Black People?
The Tools of Fear: Creating Oppression
Formula for Discussing Systems of Oppression Some Common Prejudices
(Ideas, norms, "isms.")
Forms of Discrimination (Actions) Arenas of Power Struggles Tools of Fear The Outcome of Passive or Active Aggression is Oppression

   Prejudice
+ Power
= Oppression

  • Racism
  • Religious Triumphalism
  • Islamophobia
  • Antisemitism
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Ableism
  • Classism

(and many more)

Individual

Structural:

  • Systemic
  • Institutional
  • Legal
These can occur singly or in combinations
Social
Economic
Political

Unfair power & privilege maintained by social pressure (norms) create systems of oppression or even repression, violence, and murder
Prejudice
Dualism
Denigration
Scapegoating
Conspiracism
Dehumanization
Demagoguery


These processes can produce acts of passive or active Aggression
Discrimination
Segregation
Individual Attacks
Group Attacks
Expulsion
Genocide


Apocalyptic Aggression is action sparked by fear that time is running out so authoritarian or violent solutions are justified

Psychological & Sociological Mechanisms Described in Social Science:
Social Cognition | Social Identity | Social Categorization | Ethnocentrism
Confirmation/Disconfirmation Bias | Social Dominance | Normalization
Intergroup Hostility | Projection | Exemplary Dualism | Subversion Panic
Interpersonal Aggression | Authoritarianism | Justification

 


These resources compiled at the request of the Spirit House Project for a
National Teach-In, Worship Service, and Candlelight Vigil
held On April 22, 2014, in Washington, DC
(a copy of the event poster is here)

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