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We Must Be Resolved To Fight Racism Sexism and Classism

we must be resolved to fight racism sexism and classism

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Beyond our personal resolutions for 2018, as Americans we must be resolved to fight racism, sexism and classism. To fail to do so, individually and collectively, is to further weaken a basic tenet of what defines America, and that is the fundamental right of each and every one of its citizens: liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

In 2017, the landscape of America was polluted with blatant acts of racism, sexism, classism, anti-Semitism, and all manners of inhumane “isms.” If such acts were not loudly condemned, they were silently condoned. If they were not played out on the national stage for all to see, they were occurring in communities, going virtually unnoticed, except for the victim and the victimizer.

Whether on a grand scale or in drips and drabs, we need to be resolved to fight racism, sexism and classism anywhere and everywhere we find it or witness it in both our personal, professional, and public lives.

We Must Be Resolved to Fight Racism Sexism and Classism

Racial inequality and gender inequality remain the ugly and stubborn underbelly of American society. It is known. It is manifested in almost every aspect of American life. Yet racism and sexism are not topics we want to talk about in honest and meaningful ways until lasting and meaningful changes come.

Yes, we express outrage for a season. We talk about how much more needs to be done to eradicate it, but only for a short period of time. We seem to always stop short of committing to a sustained effort.

we must be resolved to fight racism sexism and classism

We Must Be Resolved to Fight Racism Sexism And Classism. Photo Credit: decolonizeallthethings.com

We are failing individually and collectively. The evidence is all around us. Racism, sexism, classism and other manner of “isms’ are running rampant from the highest level of government, within the largest most profitable corporations, to the lowest levels of government and the smallest corridors of business.

How much more are we willing to tolerate as true Americans? 2017 was like no other year in recent modern American history when it comes to a display of degradation of basic American values and decency. Did 2017 represent what we want America to stand for and display to its citizenry, to the world?

We must be resolved to fight racism, sexism and classism in ways that reaffirm the goodness that is America.

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We Must Be Resolved To Fight Racism Sexism and Classism
Janice Ellis
Janice Ellis
Janice S. Ellis, PhD, author, has written a column for newspapers, radio, and now online, where she analyzes educational, political, social and economic issues across race, ethnicity, age and socio-economic status. You can see her writings on this website under the headings of "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" and "Above & Beyond Race." Subscribe to the email Newsletter and get updates on the trending topics.

11 Comments

  1. Charles says:

    It’s ashamed that we have to continue to even have this conversation in 2018. America should be ashamed of itself. Quite honestly I really don’t know what to say about this country anymore. I say live and let live!

  2. Angela Rose says:

    I know that the road to equality won’t be easy, but the fight is worth fighting for. I join the movement towards equality 🙂

  3. Tom Esthber says:

    Equality for all! Women have rights as well and should not be oppressed by the others.

  4. Marco Antonio says:

    These three issues constantly plague our development as one united society. Generally speaking, these issues are not only prevalent in the US, but also in other nations. Yet, it seems like there’s a significant burden on the part of the US, as one of the 1st world nations, to show the other countries that they have these issues under control. Sadly, such is not the case this time. I think it’s a matter of time that we reconsider how we look at this issues — instead of “tolerating” race, sex and class, we is somehow our band-aid solution to these issues, why don’t we help ourselves in understanding, accepting and respecting? It could go a long way from there.

  5. cess garate says:

    Fight on. Change the world. Believe that this can be done.

  6. Araceli says:

    These “-isms” are dictated by the society which is composed of individuals and families. They are a product of the views and values of each of the component of the society. To abolish all these is a long process but it will all be worth it.

  7. maureen says:

    I’m also against racism, sexism, and classism. We should treat one another fairly and there should be an equitable distribution of resources without any form of bias on one’s class, sex or race. Equality for both sexes should be preached.

  8. dora says:

    This is a good read where you’ll be able to be aware about the issue in resolving to fight sexism and classism this is very important for every humankind

  9. Vikram Parmar says:

    Racism and classism are two evils which have to be avoided at any cost. God save those people who are infected from them.

  10. Swiss says:

    I totally support this, all forms of inhumane ‘ism’ as stated by you must be fought.we gain nothing from it apart from rancour and unrest.These must begin with our personal lives.

  11. Scott Summers says:

    I do not know what classism is to be honest. However, I get what you mean however, this is a long process. At least we are making head way now.

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