These are my thoughts about the different stages that individuals might pass through in response to being oppressed. I don’t think everyone necessarily goes through each stage. Some people leap passed a stage. Other people get stuck at a stage and never move beyond it. Regrettably, it seems that only a few seem to make it to the final stage.
A shared understanding of how oppression affects people similarly in spite of differences in the cause of the oppression can increase understanding and support for all.
STAGES THROUGH OPPRESSION
June 13, 2004