If they [Negro Americans] were citizens, you wouldn’t have a race problem. If the Emancipation Proclamation was authentic, you wouldn’t have a race problem. If the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution were authentic, you wouldn’t have a race problem. If the Supreme Court desegregation decision was authentic, you wouldn’t have a race problem. All of this hypocrisy that has been practiced by the so-called white so-called liberal for the past four hundred years that compounds the problem, makes it more complicated, instead of eliminating the problem.
The faux post-racialism of white liberals is as detrimental to dismantling racism as the so called “colorblind” conservative. Both self-insulate like an ostrich’s head in the sand, while both reap the benefits of privilege and its institutionalized oppression. It seems to me that white people point in true monolithic fashion at the abolition of slavery, the Civil Rights acts, and now Obama’s election, as the end of struggle, as if laws ever rectified injustice or elections brought about liberation.(via america-wakiewakie)
It’s only when we stop referring to people by their race will we finally no longer have a race issue! When we teach our children that a person should be defined by who they are, not what they are, will the color of ones skin become unsubstantial to who they are as human beings.
Share your presence with others, no boundaries, completely, openly, lovingly. Love is what makes us alive.
Actually, we who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open where it can be seen and dealt with.