September 24, 2020 Courtney Napier

Community Care Restores Balance

The hallmark of community care is that it is diffuse. No one has too much to do, but everyone has something. No one carries too much power, but everyone holds some. Trust in our neighbors to help care for us is rarely misplaced, and even when it is, power can be spread out enough that people can recover the misdeeds or miscalculations of others. When power becomes hierarchical, though, then one miscalculation can have exponential negative consequences. In this week’s reader, we focus on community care correcting imbalances of power.

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