by Jonathan W. Kanter, Ph.D. and Daniel C. Rosen Ph.D., guest contributors A New Civil Rights Movement Source: Author A new civil rights movement is happening, with racial justice at its core. As psychologists who have spent years working in this area with different people in multiple contexts, we have a conviction that there is an important role for applied psychological science in this movement. This new civil rights movement is going to be very different from the first one. We now have tools like the internet and social media to spread the news of racial violence and human reactions. New technologies also make it easier than ever to network, communicate, and organize. We have a black President. We have scores of activists and organizers, talkers and fighters,scientists and artists, devoted to truth and justice, finding their strengths and their voices, doing what they do best, sometimes acting with beautiful collective purpose, sometimes acting individually in moments of despair and grief. We have Black Lives Matter at the center of the movement. We have a peaceful movement that is committed to love and empathy and freedom and justice for all people but it is occurring in a society that is… Read full this story
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