For the oppressors, however, it is always the oppressed (whom they obviously never call “the oppressed" but—depending on whether they are fellow countrymen or not—"those people" or “the blind and envious masses" or “savages" or “natives" or “subversives") who are disaffected, who are “violent,“ “barbaric,” “wicked,“ or “ferocious” when they react to the violence of the oppressors.

Paulo Freire (via wretchedoftheearth)

Interesting to compare with the beginning section of this quote also. Damnit I really need to get around to reading Freire.

(via philosophy-of-praxis)

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