Pluralism calls on us, first, to understand that diversity in and of itself is not a threat; it is the ‘social organisation’ of difference that places groups in a hierarchy which is problematic. Hierarchies can spell disaster, particularly for groups that find themselves on the lower end of the spectrum. Pluralism entails that we see these hierarchies as societal constructions and not naturally occurring relationships. Once we acknowledge this, we can undertake appropriate actions to address unequal relationships of power.
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Shenila Khoja-Moolji is a Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Pennsylvania. She writes at New York Times, Huffpost, Washington Post…on International Development; Gender Studies; Youth Studies, and does Fieldwork in Pakistan and USA. Dr. Khoja-Moolji teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of gender and sexuality studies, and education. @SKhojaMoolji
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