Collective Consciousness and Democratic Transformation

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Democratic reform and structural change are impossible without a transformation in individual and collective consciousness and values. Until people unlearn the values, ideologies and sedimented desires that allow for the internalization of their own subjugation, neoliberalism along with racism and other forms of oppression will be normalized, viewed as common sense, self-evident, and hence removed from critical inquiry.

-Henry Giroux, The Educational Deficit and the War on Youth (interview)