5 thoughts on “February 22, 2017

  1. Being visible is important, too. There’s a psychological effect. Otherwise, the proud display of racist flags wouldn’t have such an impact.

    It isn’t THAT the person IS doing something, AT THAT MOMENT. It’s that they MIGHT. …it’s also showing the nonracists that “racist and proud” is part of the social strata. So, the reverse is usable, too.

    Social pressure is a real thing. In itself, it is a weapon. Yes, you want the person to stand up also. Do not assume though, that being VISIBLE has no impact, or did not take some bravery. Even wearing that pin by the way, around my area, would be an invite to get the — beaten out of you.

  2. NYTimes: “…After the election of Donald J. Trump, fears are growing that segments of his base may physically or emotionally abuse minorities, immigrants, women and members of the L.G.B.T. community. As a show of support, groups of people across America are attaching safety pins to their lapels, shirts and dresses to signify that they are linked, willing to stand up for the vulnerable…”

    And this has happened… where?

    Oh! This article is from November.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/fashion/safety-pin-ally-activism.html?_r=0

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