Every movement has its own words to describe what's going on and how we make change. Here are some of the words we use.
Allies: The people who support those who are not being treated fairly.
Authority: A special job that makes someone’s voice seem more important than others’.
Capitalism: A way of deciding who gets which and how many resources.
Conform: Having to be like everybody else, no matter how different you feel.
Oppression: Unjust treatment or control of a group of people over a long time.
Patriarchy: The unfair belief that boy’s voices and bodies matter more than others’.
Racism: The unfair belief that some voices and bodies matter more than others’ based on the color of their skin.
Social Justice: The process of noticing what is not fair in society and creatively working to change it.
Solidarity: The act of supporting other people (especially those who are not being treated fairly).
White Supremacy: The unfair system that believes white people’s voices and bodies matter more than others’.