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Dogmatism In Social Justice Movements

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What happens to people who believe in social justice, but are nevertheless shunned by the leaders of certain movements not being radical enough? A new articlein Catalyst Wedding Magazine says it just alienates people, and doesn’t do much for actually attaining justice. “Scrolling through my news feed sometimes feels like sliding into a pew to be blasted by a fragmented, frenzied sermon” writes, Frances Lee, a queer Chinese-American designer, cultural studies scholar, and trans activist. This, despite being committed to the very same justice and liberation Lee’s friends avow. Lee says social justice movements need just a bit more compassion and humility, especially with people learning about an issue for the first time. Lee joins Worldview for a discussion about how social justice movements can be less dogmatic and more inclusive.

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