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Julian Abagond writes about what he calls “the oppression Olympics”

August 8, 2016

When groups that suffer injustice argue about which group has it worse, they’re participating in “the Oppression Olympics” says Julian Abagond, “as if there were some kind of special prize for the ‘winner.’”

“For example,” he says, “in the US, do gays have it worse than Blacks? Do Blacks have it worse than Asians? Black men or Black women? What about Muslims, Natives, and trans women? The Irish? Jews? Or what about White middle-aged working-class men— whose life expectancy has been going down and who favor Trump?”

A closing graphic sums up the message of this post.

Read Oppression Olympics here.


posted by Letha Dawson Scanzoni


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