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Humiliation in Organizational Contexts: A Poem-Plea

by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist and human rights educator from Recife, Brazil.

In the deplorable history of Humiliation
a myriad actions are being globally exposed
Forms of painful admission to an organization:
what alternatives to them are being  proposed?

By “hazing”, so many university students have been humiliated
their educational rights  have been abominably offended
What preventive measures can be effectively CREactivated
showing that through Dignity ,Humanity  will be extended ?

May this poem also be a plea
for all forms of hazing to cease
that Humankind will always see:
as DIGNIFIERS we can nurture PEACE

(received February 13, 2011)

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