11/22/15

White Incuriosity and Normative Contempt

“White incuriosity, complacency, or resistance to seeking the truth about slavery, Jim Crow, continuing racism and their persistent effects in the present day looks like a disconnection, the absence of a relationship. It is actually itself the expression of a very definite kind of relationship. It is a relationship of normative contempt, which restorative justice would aim to change” – Margaret Walker “Moral Repair” ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬

Willful ignorance and unreflective complacency are the enemies of justice. Get involved. Examine. Learn. Question. Critique.

A suggestion to get started. Check out:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander