Dynamics of Oppression

Here are some important dynamics of oppression to keep in mind!

  • Power is an important part of understanding oppression
  • Power is more complex then who has it and who doesnt
  • On a personal level, power comes from within
  • Anyone in the target or privilege group can feel empowered of disempowered
  • Power at the group level comes through coalitions, teamwork, influence, etc.
  • Power comes from ones level of authority.
  • It is important to remember that groups give power to individuals (or sometimes to sub-groups of the larger group)

As an activist, these are some important things to know! I hope this was helpful! If you have any other dynamics of oppression, comment below and let me know!

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