2019-10-28 18:39:19

Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation

One of the most enduring collective questions in contemporary America is how we ended up with a President who thrives on hate, denigration, and bullying. The answer lies of course in the fact that there is a significant proportion of the electorate that identifies with Donald Trump’s moral standards, has catapulted him to power and is determined to keep him there.


Melanie Joy, a Harvard educated psychologist, and international speake speaks with Rising Up With Sonali to discuss the idea of "Powerarchy", a “widespread invisible belief system based on a hierarchy of moral worth” that considers some groups or individuals of having higher moral worth than others. Understanding that belief system can be critical to social transformation.


Rising Up with Sonali is an all-women run radio and a television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

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