Robert Fuller, former president of Oberlin College and author of "Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank," coined the term "rankism" and is a leader in the worldwide quest for human dignity.
See Bob's March 23, 2011 TEDxBerkeley: "Robert Fuller on Rankism"
“Any democracy movement is, at its heart, a dignity movement. In All Rise, Bob Fuller gives us the essential tools to fight abuses of rank and to build high-performing institutions and organizations based on respect. All Rise is the operating manual for leaders who recognize the latent power of each individual to make a difference in a free and fair society.” Wes Boyd, Co-founder of MoveOn.org
“If only all the problems in the world were just about money, or land, or religion, or racism. But in fact, they’re about power. All of these things are just excuses for the ugly tendency of those in power to abuse those without it. Worse, power often seduces the powerless as much as it corrupts the powerful. Robert Fuller exposes these ugly dynamics…and in exposing them, helps to make them easier to overturn.” Esther Dyson, Internet guru, Editor Release 1.0 and author Release2.1.