Anger can be a useful emotion – but when does it serve to undermine social progress and human connection? In this episode, we discuss how anger can hijack otherwise positive actions in the LGBT, racial justice, and other political movements. We consider ways white activists and concerned citizens can take part in #blacklivesmatter. We recognize the challenges in, yet importance of educating the ill-informed about the Pagan community. Can we avoid hurting each other, and our causes, when we are struggling on the same side of an issue? Can substantive social change occur without anger and violence boiling over?
“Love Not H8” photo by Robin Renée, November 15, 2008, Philadelphia.