chapter fiveGroundbreakers and Trailblazers: That’s You!

Because abuse of rank is so commonplace, people are often unaware that their behavior is rankist; even people who are targets of it may not recognize it as rankism. Most of us are so used to people routinely abusing their rank that we consider it “normal” behavior.

It can therefore be helpful to recognize that those who speak up or take action to address rankism are trailblazers at the leading edge of change. If you are reading this book, you are probably a trailblazer, too; and so you may run into obstacles when you try to un-do rankism in different areas of your life. You may find that some people are not receptive to the ideas expressed here. They may dismiss the entire idea of rankism, ...

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