Monday, August 02, 2010

The Forgotten Truth About Racism

"Those who know, define racism as discrimination by a group against another for the purposes of subjugation or maintaining subjugation. In other words one cannot be a racist unless he has the power to subjugate.” -- Steve Biko, I Write What I Like.

Steve Biko, 1946-1977, was a black South African revolutionary killed by the forces of apartheid in prison. And by "forgotten," I mean erased.

1 comment:

  1. I like the formula, "power + prejudice= racism". Everyone has prejudices. It's the power that's important.