“The seemingly medical nature of the term “impostor syndrome” is also problematic, suggesting a psychological shortcoming on the part of those who suffer from it. But far from being the product of a pathology, what seems more likely is that impostor syndrome is a rather natural reaction of anyone from a working-class, disadvantaged or minority background to the various biases they face on a daily basis.

Consider the fact that while those who have been privately educated account for only 7% of the UK population, 65% of senior judges and a similar proportion of the current cabinet nevertheless went to private schools. The media and creative industries are even worse: according to a study published in 2018 and undertaken by Create London, in conjunction with sociologists from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Sheffield, only 18% of people working in music and the performing and visual arts grew up in a working-class household. In publishing ,it’s a pitiful 13%; in film, TV and radio, it’s only 12%. With this in mind, if you’re a state school graduate from a working-class background working in the media, then it’s understandable if you feel you are an impostor.

What far-reaching and harmful message are we sending out when we paint the natural reaction of working-class and marginalised people as evidence of some kind of “syndrome”? Some will say it’s only a word, not a medical diagnosis, but it represents an attempt to individualise a structural issue, and to place the burden of responsibility at the door of the undervalued, or excluded. This only adds to the list of things that working-class and marginalised people already have to contend with in the continuing struggle to achieve any kind of self-esteem.

When we think about “impostor syndrome”, there are several underlying biases we should address: the unquestioned deference towards the displays of confidence taught by private schooling, not to mention the painting of confidence-verging-on-egoism as “normal” and “sane”, while everyone else is painted as deficient.”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/16/impostor-syndrome-class-unfairness?CMP=share_btn_fb

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-09-20/birds-collapse-us-bees-ecology-environment/11520008?fbclid=IwAR2U9oHElah5Lop0BClb4tRXHrYGUar7rvkakYQ0X0TVm_22NbKpDmGd5HQ

https://blogdojuca.uol.com.br/2019/10/a-diferenca-entre-o-corinthians-e-a-rinite/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=esporte&utm_content=jkfouri&fbclid=IwAR1mecuoLn12fms9CasY_CD1labLurm8lGKnXt9aVoE1_tEXFs28RznwNDI

https://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/bbc/2019/10/13/nossa-luta-contra-bolsonaro-e-a-mesma-que-fizemos-contra-lula-e-dilma-diz-cacique-raoni.htm?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=noticias&utm_content=geral&fbclid=IwAR3zUgI451slucExv1YfbTzf1CqtZ_-J2yucIgXe5dQhNNtHlRB-R9c-u8c

http://marcozero.org/a-reducao-da-politica-a-uma-dinamica-de-resistencia-e-o-fim-da-politica-critica-safatle/?fbclid=IwAR1V-fxcbQXBmJpduDgco7r2gKDJEnTCSWlIEPM6aMX4GQ5U9Upn3-Mok2A

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“Está pronta até mesmo uma campanha de marketing, produzida pela pasta de Marcos Pontes, a ser divulgada em redes sociais para convencer os moradores a aprovarem as remoções. Com a hashtag “Alcântara Ajudando o Brasil”, a campanha mostra um morador negro sorrindo ao lado de textos como: “Alcântara, gerando benefícios a todos!””
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“O governo também admite, citando um laudo antropológico, que o município de Alcântara foi fundado em 1648 e que o Maranhão chegou a ter 133,3 mil escravos. Alcântara hoje tem 21,8 mil moradores, dos quais 77% se declararam quilombolas. Para os moradores, agora há uma reedição do que viveram a partir de 1983, quando a ditadura militar (1964-1985) realizou a remoção de mais de 300 famílias de 24 povoados para a criação do núcleo central do CLA.”
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““Havia tortura? Havia sim, mas era pontual, isolado. Depois da intervenção federal, é generalizado. Os servidores não estão conseguindo dormir. Os gritos ficam na nossa cabeça”, disseram funcionários do governo do Pará que atuam nas prisões. “Não é questão de apreço, de gostar dos presos, é uma questão de humanidade. Parece que fizeram uma seleção de psicopatas, e deram o direito a eles se regozijarem nos presos”.”

Que chocante essa matéria do O Globo sobre a tortura generalizada no sistema prisional paraense após a intervenção federal. Há relatos horríveis colhidos pelo MPF, OAB, e até um órgão vinculado ao ministério da Damares.

E fica pior pois o Ministro da Justiça, sem qualquer investigação, sai em defesa dos agentes!

https://oglobo.globo.com/brasil/mpf-denuncia-tortura-justica-afasta-chefe-da-forca-tarefa-federal-em-presidios-do-para-24002976