The first new form of community organizing since Saul Alinsky, this book connects the poor to the rest of society. Written in a logical, teachable, and pragmatic style, Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest is a model of social change for the 21st century. Through real examples, author Mike Eichler illustrates how anyone can practice consensus organizing and help the poor, forgotten, and disempowered.
Chapter 2: Evolution of Consensus Organizing
Evolution of Consensus Organizing
In this chapter, you will Learn:
- ♦ The importance and power of negative stereotyping.
- ♦ The pitfalls of overgeneralizing.
- ♦ The definition of myth and anti-myth.
- ♦ The process and negative effects of blockbusting.
It takes all kinds of people to make the world go around—some good, some bad. Sometimes bad people do bad things. Many people are motivated to make as much money as possible and will stop at almost nothing to reach their goal. Some people have so much anger and resentment inside them that they can rationalize hurting the poor because they “deserve” it. Some people are just so filled with rage and hate that it pours out of them through prejudice and discrimination toward others. The [Page 22]reasons that ...