» The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice versus Good
While we’re reading the Social Justice League site, this article was interesting too…
Social justice is about destroying systematic marginalisation and privilege. Wishing to live in a more just, more equal world is simply not the same thing as wishing to live in a “nicer” world. I am not suggesting niceness is bad or that we should not behave in a nice way towards others if we want to! I also do not equate niceness with cooperation or collaboration with others. Here’s all I am saying: the conflation of ethical or just conduct (goodness), and polite conduct (niceness) is a big problem.
via » The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice versus Good – Social Justice League.