Our actions do not define us. We cannot let our mistakes no matter how horrible overwhelm everything else that we do in our lives.
“Appropriation occurs when a style leads to racist generalisations but is deemed cool or funny when the priviledged take it for themselves. It occurs when the appropriator is not aware of the deep significance of the culture they are partaking in.” – Amandla Stenberg
“A people without a positive history are like a vehicle without an engine. Their emotions can not be easily controlled and channeled in a recognizable direction. They always live in the shadow of a more successful society.
Black Consciousness is not a negative, hating thing. It’s a positive black self-confidence involving no hatred of anyone, not even the Nazis – only of what they represent.
The first step therefore is to make the black man come to himself; to pump back life into his empty shell; to infuse him with pride and dignity, to remind him of his complicity in the crime of allowing himself to be misused and therefore letting evil reign supreme in the country of his birth. “ Steve Bantu Biko