The Mechanics of Positive Action Campaigns

Why Oppress & Exploit

Why Oppress & Exploit

 Profit or Privilege

 

​- Those with power or privilege benefit from injustice;

 

- No financial (or other) rewards for ending injustice;

 

- Financial rewards for the rich;

 

- Psychological and other rewards for the privileged

          (whites; men; higher social classes);

 

Why Oppress & Exploit

 Profit or Privilege

 

​- Those with power or privilege benefit from injustice;

 

- No financial (or other) rewards for ending injustice;

 

- Financial rewards for the rich;

 

- Psychological and other rewards for the privileged

          (whites; men; higher social classes);

 

The REWARDS for maintaining injustice

are greater than

the REWARDS for ending injustice;

 

How to End Injustice

How to End Injustice

MUST COST MORE TO MAINTAIN INJUSTICE THAN TO END IT

 

 

How to End Injustice

MUST COST MORE TO MAINTAIN INJUSTICE THAN TO END IT

 

Objective of
Civil Disobedience and Positive Action
campaigns:


make us unmanageable

thereby increasing the cost of

maintaining the system of injustice.

How to End Injustice

Campaign

Mobilizing or Organizing to win

objectives or demands

 

 

Positive Action Campaign

Heightening the Decision Dilemma

in order to win objectives

or demands

How to End Injustice

Campaign

Mobilizing or Organizing to win

objectives or demands

 

 

Positive Action Campaign

Heightening the Decision Dilemma

in order to win objectives

or demands

Decision Dilemma

Being forced to choose between 2 or more bad options

Discrimination in Public

R E W A R D S

Reduce spending on Blacks

Increase spending on Whites

White race privilege & pride

Discrimination in Private

R E W A R D S

More profits via reduced costs
White race privilege & pride
   - Less business competition
   - More jobs for whites

Mission: Decision Dilemma

Mission: Decision Dilemma

DILEMMA

End segregation
- OR -
Go out of business

Clearcutting

REWARDS

$$$ Money

Profit

Mission: Decision Dilemma

Mission: Decision Dilemma

Mission: Decision Dilemma

DILEMMA

Paycheck

- OR -
Murder Charges

Ending Injustice

Rewards of Injustice

(profit and/or privilege)

-

Costs of Injustice

(oppression and quelling rebellion)

____________________________

Time

 

=

 

if REWARDS > COST --> Maintain Injustice

If COSTS > REWARDS --> End Injustice