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Articles by Ricky Sherover-Marcuse
A Working Definition of Racism
Ricky Sherover-Marcuse · 1. Human beings are members of the same species. The term 'racism' is useful as a shorthand way of categorizing the systematic mistreatment experienced by people of color and Third world people both in the United States and in many...
Working Assumptions for White Activists on Eliminating Racism: Guidelines for Recruiting Other Whites as Allies
Ricky Sherover-Marcuse · Assume that all human beings desire warm, close relationships with each other. This is also true of you and of all other white people.    Assume that you are a regular white person (not an exceptional white person) and that all...
Liberation Theory: a Working Framework
Ricky Sherover-Marcuse · Liberation is both the undoing of the effects and the elimination of the causes of social oppression. The achievement of human liberation on a global scale will require far-reaching changes at the institutional level and at the level...
Guidelines for Alliance-Building: Working Assumptions for Winning Allies and Being an Effective Ally
Ricky Sherover-Marcuse · Since, under present world conditions, everyone either is now, or has been, or will be at some time a target of social oppression, and since everyone is now, or has been, or will be in a non-target group in relation to some other...
Towards a Perspective on Eliminating Racism: 12 Working Assumptions
Ricky Sherover-Marcuse · Because racism is both institutional and attitudinal, effective strategies against it must recognize this dual character. The elimination of institutionalized racism requires a conscious project of attitudinal transformation. The...