For the sake of all marginalised groups, this anti-blackness must be addressed | Funmilola Fagbamila

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/may/09/for-sake-of-all-marginalised-groups-this-anti-blackness-must-be-addressed-black-lives-matter

An original member of Black Lives Matter says the movement has played a key role in highlighting how race, gender, sexuality and class oppression intersect. Inequality is so often misunderstood as an outgrowth of cultural deficiency. But contrary to popular belief (which pervades the right, left and centre of the political spectrum), we do not live under a meritocracy. Inequality is not the result of the superior or inferior work ethics of a society’s inhabitants. Some point to the cultural “shortcomings” of groups that remain socioeconomically immobile in order to advance the accountability narrative. This way of thinking presumes these groups should stop blaming “the system” and take accountability for their collective condition. Continue reading…

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