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Friday, August 2, 2013

Quote of the day--on our differences

"The enemy is brownness and whiteness, maleness and femaleness. 

The enemy is our urgent need to stereotype and close off people, places, and events into isolated categories. Hatred, distrust, irresponsibility, unloving, classism, sexism, and racism, in their myriad forms, cloud our vision and isolate us.... We close off avenues of communication and vision so that individual and communal trust, responsibility, loving, and knowing are impossible."

--ANDREA CANAAN (poet and writer), "Brownness," quoted in Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua, editors, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color,1981

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