Gordon Complex Personhood

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The class was pretty much split into thirds when it came to which of the authors the students found most agreeable when it came to the conception of a just society. However, the most reference author was Gordon (2004) for the fact that justice is not objective so every individual is treated equally with no oppression. “Complex personhood means that groups of people will act together, that they will vehemently disagree with and sometimes harm each other, and that they will do both at the same time” (Gordon, 2004, p. 101). Oppression takes place due to the fact that people are afraid of complex personhood because they fear what is different from what they know. Instead, people should treat every individual equally and be open to the many worldviews
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