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“The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.”

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he motherfucking dropped the truth.

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“We should not be comfortable or content in a society where the only way to remain free of surveillance and repression is if we make ourselves as unthreatning, passive, and compliant as possible.” —Glenn Greenwald

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“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” —Rainer Maria Rilke

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“I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are; but rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.” —Sun Bear

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Palestinian PLO fighter during during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, 1983
Eli Reed

Palestinian PLO fighter during during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, 1983

Eli Reed

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A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards

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“You’ve got to use it, the pain. Use it as fuel to move past the torment, to the light at the end of the tunnel.” —Thomas E. Sniegoski, Aerie and Reckoning

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