Sunday, January 17, 2016

9 Phrases the Migrant Rights Movement Needs to Leave in 2015

You cannot fix what is rotten to the core. The system is not broken—it was designed this way.

By Carlos García, Latino Rebels
December 31, 2015

In 2016, we need to stop leaving people behind. It doesn’t serve our movement to use corrupt messaging that serves the needs of those in power. It divides our community into those who are deserving and those who are not and throws other oppressed communities under the bus.

It’s time for us to step up our words and our actions and drop these phrases from our own movements. Let’s end the divide-and-conquer tactics of the state and commit to liberation for all of our people.[...]

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