Class Suicide and Radical Empathy

The idea that always arises for me when I think of Moses and many other leaders of spiritual or political revolutions is Amilcar Cabral’s concept of “class suicide.”

Cabral was the revolutionary socialist leader of the national liberation movement that freed the Portuguese colony of Guinea-Bissau. “Class suicide” describes the act of dying to the privileged class of one’s birth—for instance, by taking a step with no return—and thus sacrificing one’s own privileged position and power in favor of full identification with the oppressed.

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by Arlene Goldbard

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