Comment 34129

By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted September 25, 2009 at 15:53:09

Michelle Martin: I seem to have upset you a bit, well, the point I was trying to make is that for those that struggle, that term comes up all the time, as the people have no other word to describe the system they are faced with.

I was a meeting earlier this week, in which someone, who is a very quiet individual, well spoken, who has been recognize for their very good work in our community, used the term to describe the "policies" of the local social agency they were dealing with in trying to access services.

If we look at historical facts of that particular nasty, unspeakable political movement of that era, people were segregated and unfortunately that is how those who struggle see things, right or wrong, in terms of language.

They are segregated by policy, and that is what needs to be analyzed and discussed if this community is ever to move forward, in terms of "social justice".

Did you know that single mothers are segregated into groups by the system? They are you know!

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