Monday, February 28, 2005

"What gets me about the United States is that it pretends to be honest and therefore has so little room to move towards hope":- Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider, p. 28

It gets me too. I may be 'hateful' towards whites, but knowing honestly how I feel, I can fix it. If I pretended that I was so loving that I could forgive such hurtful people without requiring any effort on their part, then I wouldn't be able to truly be forgiving. I'd just be saying it- but knowing that I can't stand people to stand idly by profiting from injustice, that's valuable information. Also, another thing- I think the missing element in our culture is an understanding of power, who has it, and how they got it. I'll think on that.

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