Considered different, (less than human?) - Some are hated for what they are - for what they have been changed into, and believed to be. Others oppressed for what they symbolize - discriminated against for what they remind people of. Many are excluded because their wants are the same as other persons’. Many others are not listened to; made voiceless and even invisible, resilient, they stay. All humans have the same needs – biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Nobody is asking for preferential treatments - We do not present impossible choices. All we are saying is – in relating to who appears to be unlike you, Seize the opportunity diversity offers; learn more about self, others and our world, Collaborate with others - so all become increasingly more human. (FMB, San Antonio, December 2008)
Boakari, Francis Musa Ph.D
"Killing An Inconvenient Truth: Social Justice and Forms of Oppression in Modern Society,"
Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice: Vol. 4
, Article 1.
Available at: https://athenaeum.uiw.edu/verbumincarnatum/vol4/iss1/1