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Are we oppressing the oppressor?

After looking at some of the curriculum designs in Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, I noticed that some of the activities may make students physically uncomfortable - not so much in the sense of facing their own contributions to injustice, but in the sense of violating their personal space. An example is the exercise that asks students to hold hands and move forward while responding to questions (p. 140 exercise 2). Is it necessary to create such cultural and physical dissonance in order to disrupt racism or are we oppressing the oppressor (Freire) with these exercises?