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Peacemaking and Social Justice


California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Created: March 18, 2001
Latest update: March 18, 2001

Peace on Whose Terms?

We usually want peace with the status quo of the position we have. Notice when Latin Americans are challenged with "Why don't you speak English? You're in America now." We want them to make peace with our preference that the whole community speak English as the primary language.

We consider second languages a mark of the elite educated, who have had the leisure to study them. William Alford was honored as a lawyer because he learned to speak Chinese. We did not honor the Chinese railroad workers for speaking Chinese. Consider the language issue in Belgium and in Quebec.

Criminology as Peacemaking--"Empathy works, obedience doesn't" by Hal Pepinsky

More to come . . . March 18, 2001, jeanne