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Practical Praxis: The Terrible Bargain of Kindness

But revolution does not discriminate with regards to kindness. All too often, “kindness” is used as shorthand for nice, polite, and inoffensive. And all too often, a lack of this politeness is used as a method of dismissal for very valid critiques – it is often invoked as a reason for banning, blocking, or ignoring. And this perpetuates a world in which only those people of the marginalized group who are willing to fit into the ideals of their oppressors, who are willing to act whatever way is most non-threatening, are the ones who are listened to.

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