Sunday, June 29, 2008

A good illustration of structural violence,

at least within the realm of racism, can be found at Arthur Silber's blog: Enchanted Evenings -- and Days, and Lives, in Hell (II). To get a feel for just how insidious it is, and how harm can be done without so much as laying a finger on the victims, you should read that essay, and of course the first essay in the series. Actually Arthur manages to touch on racism and homophobia quite a bit over numerous essays that he's written over the years, each of which would be in my personal and professional opinion (I'll put on my social psychologist hat for a second) worth studying.

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