Oppression

Posted: November 2, 2006 in Uncategorized

Got this interesting quote from Princess Bustos from San Francisco. It’s a reaction to the John Mayer post.

“Everyday in the street now, i remind myself that Black [Filipino] people in amerika [and in the Philippines] are oppressed. it’s necessary that i do that. people get used to anything. the less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. after a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. but to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”–Assata Shakur

And for those like Princess who haven’t heard the song or seen the video, here’s the link:

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