Understanding Systemic Racism: The Bird-Cage Metaphor.
This analogy comes from a feminist philosopher named Marilyn Frye. She wrote this in 1983.
She writes, “If you look very closely at just one wire in the cage, the bird cage, you cannot see the other wires. If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you could look at one wire up and down the length of it and be unable to see why a bird would not just fly around the wire anytime it wanted to go somewhere. It is only when you take a step back, stop looking at the wires one-by-one microscopically, and take a macroscopic view of the whole cage that you can see why the bird does not go anywhere, and then you will see it in a moment.” -
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