If your activism makes your oppressor feel comfortable than maybe you should reevaluate your activism

My badass professor Dr. Zwissler 

We were talking about Slutwalks, when she dropped that truth bomb. “Don’t get my wrong, I want to dance at the revolution, but I don’t want my oppressors dancing with me”. 

LOVE HER  

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meowmaniaa:

always relevant

alimarko:

An open letter to Fox News.

May we see in the hands of the oppressors our own hands, and in the faces of the oppressed our own faces. We are made of the same dust and cry the same tears.

– Shane Claiborne

igotmyperiod:

remember it. 

Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.

– Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture (1993)
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If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

– Desmond Tutu

Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.

– Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture, December 7, 1993.

God is not even handed.  God is biased, horribly in favor of the weak.  The minute an injustice is perpetrated, God is going to be on the side of the one who is being clobbered.  -Desmond  Tutu

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