Human Parts
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Human Parts

Leigh Green

Jan 30, 2021

7 min read

This Is Us

What We Really Mean When We Call Activists ‘Divisive’

On political discourse, abolition, performative activism, and real love

Photo: Giuseppe Manfra/Getty Images

I have a physical response to the word “divisive.” This twisting sensation in my gut that comes up my throat all acidic. It’s shockingly similar to the feeling one might get after eating too much cheese…