CHAPTER THREE

A DELICATE AND DELIBERATE JOURNEY TOWARD JUSTICE

Challenging Privilege: Building Structures of Solidarity

Michelle Fine

Alexis Halkovic

We live in a time when structures and relations of inequity are being (re)produced breathlessly and relentlessly on global, national, and local scales. Slowly we grow anesthetized by claims of “progress” and forget to notice the dispossession left behind (Fine and Ruglis, 2009). As inequalities swell within and across nations, the logics of global capitalism permeate social and workplace relations, while competition and individualism are assumed the natural way one might think about “what’s fair.” In this political moment, it is important to remember that many scholars, practitioners, and activists ...

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