Oppressed People Say

Oppression Makes You Wise?

Tubman 26, 504 otd

This is a series about things that have been said. Sometimes they make us seem smart and other time not so much but usually they are said to help up overcome our oppression.

Nelson Mandela

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

The opposite is also true. No one is born loving another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People learn to both love and hate. Where this ancestor showed himself to be an oppressed person is in his hope that love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Our history with dealing with other human beings simply has not affirmed that.

Bill Russell

"The opposite of love is not hate but indifference, and the opposite of hate is also indifference"

People who tell us that they are not racist, and don't care about who we are. They are not saying that they care about us; they are saying that they are indifferent: meaning that they will not left a finger to help us.