if people think social justice is about niceness, it means they have fundamentally misunderstood privilege. Privilege does not mean you live in a world where people are nice to you and never insult you. It means you live in a world in which you, and people like you, are given systematic advantages over other people. Being marginalised does not mean people are always nasty to you, it means you live in a world in which many aspects of the cultural, social and economic systems are stacked against people like you. Some very privileged people have had awful experiences in life, but it does not erase their privilege.
Thanks to Amanda Phillips.
Campus newspaper The Bottom Line (the decent newspaper, with the actual journalism) has published my guest editorial about this weekend’s riots in Isla Vista.
Photos from the 3 April strike called by UAW 2865, the union that represents many graduate students at the University of California, over an unfair labor practices grievance.
More information about the strike.
Santa Barbara, California.
Original photo locations:
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike IUC Unfair Labor Practices Strike II
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike III
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike IV
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike V
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike VI
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike VII
at Davidson Library. #ucsb3aprstrike