Day 7 of posting declarations from the Young Women and Girls Bill of Rights! We need to continue uplifting the voices of young women, so please stop by a town hall near you on July 21st. If you live in the East Bay please check out CURYJ and @young_women_free that day at 1 p.m. #billofrights#wehaveavoice#womenandgirlsofcolor
From @freeassoc - #MinorityOfOne - In this age of #IdentityPolitics , there are those who seek power by building minority coalitions arguing #oppression . They are actually on to something, but they haven't quite completed the thought process.
Once you have been divided by #gender , #race , ethnicity, sexual preference, #religion , #intellect , #political#ideology , attractiveness, physical ability and/or any number of other identifiers, you begin to see the #truth . That truth being that we all fall into multiple divisive categories.
Each category has its own #privileges and #prejudices . Once you realized that you belong to multiple identity groups, you begin to see that you are not defined by any particular identity group. You are, in fact, an individual with multiple affiliations, privileges and prejudices.
Ironically, the #American#Founders came to this conclusion over 200 years ago. They even went so far as to create a government that protects the ultimate minority, the individual. #IndividualRights , #Individual#liberty , protection of the minority against the majority or mob rule.
#America was created with the protection of the ultimate minority firmly in mind. While it hasn't always been implemented according to the concepts and principles enshrined in the #Constitution and #BillOfRights , the vision and inspiration have been there from the start. They even included a method of amending the Constitution to better reflect those principles as society evolved in its #enlightement .
Today, we have some who are trying to reinvent the wheel. However, there is no need. The ultimate in minority protections already exists, we merely need to implement it as intended. - #regrann