Today, I’m just posting a follow-up to yesterday’s post, when I threw down some jargon.
For more on slacktivism and soft bigotry (see yesterday’s post):
- “The Difference Between Slacktivism And Activism: How ‘Kony 2012’ Is Narrowing The Gap” by Evan Bailyn: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/evan-bailyn/kony-2012-activism_b_1361791.html. Note: while Bailyn argues that it’s “neither admirable nor fair to rail against people who seek convenient ways to act,” he sidesteps the “slack” in slacktivism, which is the failure to do one’s due diligence regarding issues, needs and opportunities, so that one’s actions and their outcomes do effect liberatory social transformation, and not just a good feeling from clicking “send.”
- “The Soft Bigotry of Kony 2012” by Max Fisher: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-soft-bigotry-of-kony-2012/254194/. Note: novelist Teju Cole’s tweets following the article are a must-read.