Re: Stop killing our children

Alexa Marie Adamo (gs09ama@panther.Gsu.EDU)
Wed, 17 Jun 1998 21:55:56 -0400 (EDT)

We can not look at issues of "gender" without also looking at other social
constructs of difference and inequality. Looking at race does not mean
using a biological analysis-- meaning biology causes inferiority or
superiority. Social constructs of gender, race, class, sexuality, etc. are
inextricably intertwined. Human beings do not exist within one category
exclusively. These categories overlap. It is often the privileged
caucasian that has the option to *not* look at/try to understand the
dynamics of race. The patriarchal, racist capitalist social structure in
which we live is the problem, and to change it we must try to understand
its complexity.

Alexa Adamo (a privileged caucasian)

On Wed, 17 Jun 1998 wrote:

> It is better, intellectually and ethically, to speak of ''youth being'' killed

> than to go
> into the ''politics'' of race. It is a much wider and scarier thing when you
> begin to think
> why this is happening and know that ''race'' is not and cannot posibly be a
> factor.
> This has nothing to do with biology, it has to do with society.
> Lesemann

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