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Subversive.Thread: Every person who claims to oppose oppression must resist the oppressor by every means at their disposal: No More. No Less.

Read Subversive.Thread: “Every person who claims to oppose oppression to resist the oppressor by every means at [their] disposal: No More. No Less.” on Instagram, June 6, 2020.

Read Avoiding Racial Equity Detours by Paul Gorski, from EdChange.Org, April 2019. (Page 2)

Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday.

WiFi Wednesday

It can be challenging for people to consider a world reimagined – one that centers justice differently. One that serves people over property. Or one that believes that change doesn’t only happen outside of oneself. But that is the elevated goal. Rather than try to revise what is broken, why not reinvent?

If we approach our current political and societal issues as suggested by Paolo Friere, author of the The Pedagogy of the Oppressed, we should remain open to the possibility of radical change that encompasses freedom and behavior that doesn’t mimic those of the oppressor. For instance, changing the rules around policing still enables those with policing powers to still target and harm the most marginalized and vulnerable. What does a world without police look like at the microlevel? At the macrolevel?

The people who run the Instagram Subversive.Thread outline the reasons why reform is not enough, and why we must move from allies to accomplices in order to change the world we can all thrive within. I have embedded the original post below the quoted text.

From Subversive.Thread

“It is the obligation of every person who claims to oppose oppression to resist the oppressor by every means at [their] disposal. Not to engage in physical resistance, armed resistance to oppression, is to serve the interests of the oppressor; no more, no less. There are no exceptions to the rule, no easy out.” ― Assata Shakur

Non-Black people can no longer claim to love Black people while hoarding power, wealth, and property. Love cannot exist in the absence of justice and justice must require liberation for all. Those who are not willing to relinquish power, wealth, and property are not genuinely concerned with transforming the conditions that caused the rebellions we are experiencing now. They have no interest in abolishing the legacies of genocide and slavery that sit as the foundation of this country. If you are on the fence, now is the time to breakthrough and declare yourself on the side of liberation and justice. Not to do so is, as Assata said, to serve the interests of the oppressor ― no exceptions.

Written by and with our comrade @emorrisonsmith. Please go check out and support their work to defund the police and fund community-centered alternatives.

#BlackLivesMatter #AssataShakir #Education #Resistance #Liberation #History #DefundThePolice #Decolonization

by Subversive.Thread on Instagram, June 6, 2020.
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“It is the obligation of every person who claims to oppose oppression to resist the oppressor by every means at [their] disposal. Not to engage in physical resistance, armed resistance to oppression, is to serve the interests of the oppressor; no more, no less. There are no exceptions to the rule, no easy out.” ― Assata Shakur ✨ Non-Black people can no longer claim to love Black people while hoarding power, wealth, and property. Love cannot exist in the absence of justice and justice must require liberation for all. Those who are not willing to relinquish power, wealth, and property are not genuinely concerned with transforming the conditions that caused the rebellions we are experiencing now. They have no interest in abolishing the legacies of genocide and slavery that sit as the foundation of this country. If you are on the fence, now is the time to breakthrough and declare yourself on the side of liberation and justice. Not to do so is, as Assata said, to serve the interests of the oppressor ― no exceptions. ✨ Written by and with our comrade @emorrisonsmith. Please go check out and support their work to defund the police and fund community-centered alternatives. ✨ #BlackLivesMatter #AssataShakir #Education #Resistance #Liberation #History #DefundThePolice #Decolonization

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Read Subversive.Thread: “Every person who claims to oppose oppression to resist the oppressor by every means at [their] disposal: No More. No Less.” on Instagram, June 6, 2020. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday.

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