There Is No Hierarchy of Oppression
I wrote my note, Playing Oppression Olympics Gets Us Nowhere On The Road To Equity in response to a sentiment that I sometmes encountered (and still do encounter) among some people who are black who insist that there is no similarity or comparison to be found in the struggle of liberation of people who are black, and those who are in the LGBTQ community.
I ended that note with words from Audre Lorde. Those words were on my mind again today, and I wanted to share them with you.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW