Unless Your Disagreement Is Rooted In My Oppression

“You have to follow the path that your blood beats.” – James Baldwin. Happy birthday to the icon. pic.twitter.com/DuMtENSaJA What we are is taking care of each other and our land. We are a circle of worry that sustains all of life, where everyone must be, but not all values. We must and will deliberately put in place values, guidelines and systems in struggles based on oppression, exclusion and domination. Mine, our disagreement with Trump is indeed rooted in his support for the oppression of the people he and his supporters consider to be others and against their denial of their humanity and their right to exist. This quote from James Baldwin describes Trump`s attacks well: “No matter what you describe to another person, it`s also a revelation of who you are and who you think you are. You cannot describe anything without betraying your point of view, your aspirations, your fears, your hopes.¬†In view of all this, it was obvious that Baldwin had no shortage of comments. Scroll down to find 10 of Baldwin`s most important quotes that will change your life.

“We can disagree and love each other, unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to existence.” James Baldwin#quote #quotes I find it interesting that you don`t mention gays and those who weren`t born outside the heteronormative model in your list of deserving Americans. Of all the categories you mention, we are the only undersupplied group that, at least on paper, is not the same. I hope this omission does not indicate that you are in sync with Trump and others regarding the oppression of homosexuals. I wish that anyone who has suffered above all from the struggle for devastation has not reached such a level of comfort in his success in his struggle against him that he can then feel authorized to apply it to others whose aesthetics he may not understand. “I always knew I wasn`t a negro. But if I am not the negro and if it is true that your invention reveals you, who is the negro?¬†According to scott E. Page, a systems researcher and political scientist, diversity of experiences and perspectives can be a strength as long as one agrees on end values and goals. But if there is no agreement on core values and goals, this force can become destructive. Baldwin and his mother Emma moved to Harlem and abandoned his father, who had to deal with drug addiction. She married the preacher David Baldwin and the family lived in difficult conditions. Baldwin`s father-in-law allegedly abused him and his siblings, and when he died in 1943, when James was a teenager, Harlem went wild on the day of his funeral, an event that marked much of Baldwin`s writing style. The goal is to conduct these discussions in a space that welcomes responsibility, courtesy, honesty and self-reflection.

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