The Rev. William J. Barber II is pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C., president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and leader of a non-violent social justice movement called Historic Thousands on Jones Street. 53 more words
Last week we briefly identified three tactics which in-groups use against out-groups, tactics which do harm. Today, we look at two more.
Defensiveness emerges as the in-group establishes a “fortress mentality”–a further distancing from those whom the in-group has identified as dangerous. 418 more words
In-groups do harm (violence) through identifiable tactics. This week and next, I will briefly identity some of them.
The first tactic is distortion. Out-groups are caricatured and stereotyped in ways that treat them as categories–as problems to be solved rather than people to be known. 399 more words