“[He] was dangerously wrong to quantify the effects of colonialism and to reduce it to land. This does not diminish the enormous practical and emotional significance of the loss of ancestral lands. But the truth is that the losses associated with any unjust government— and colonialism was an unjust dictatorship—cannot be limited to those things that we can measure. The losses are more nuanced: the loss of language and stories, the loss of a way of being and a way thinking, the loss of dignity, and the loss that comes when succeeding generations inherit those losses.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Commonwealth Lecture 2012
Captures the essence of what colonialism takes from colonized peoples. Adichie is brilliant.
“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world” —Buddha
“If your first instinct is to critique a PoCs reaction to racism rather than the racist or the racist act … chances are you’re a racist.”
– (via bornabitch-allthedaysandnights)
“No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them”
– Assata Shakur (via diveinme)
Can you fit in one more?
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