Saturday, June 3, 2017

Catherine Keller on progressive care

In this piece Keller laid down a challenge for progressives: "It can only happen in a great widening of our capacity to tolerate difference on the so-called left so as to work mindfully, cannily, maybe even kindly, with all the dispossessed, even those who resent us so middle-fingeringly."

That's been a constant refrain in progressive postmortems on losing elections: The Dem Party has to return to its roots and strongly defend those dispossessed instead of just fellating the elite professional class. However we can and must also call out when these lower classes indeed engage in racism etc. We can love the people and work to help them while also condemning that sort behavior.

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