Tuesday, November 1, 2011

people sticking up for people quotes

"an ally is a member of a dominant group in our society who works to dismantle any form of oppression from which she or he recieves the benefit."
This quote introduces what the author is about to spend a chuck of her time talking about in the text. People who can help other people like them stop oppression. For example a white person telling another white person to stop being a racist meanie. It means more said when it is someone like you who is saying it because it makes a person step back and reflect as oppose to just being ignorant.

"and i am at your back. i am raising issues of gender equity with men, i am talking to men who cannot hear you."
One of her friends who is African American tells her this. She has stuck up for him and his rights because she is white and she feels white people will listen to other white people. So he is returning the favor by talking to men about being more excepting of women since he is a man and they are more likely to listen to him. They have each others backs in the fight against oppression. Teams like this need to be made to help the fight.

"I believe it is diffcult for young people to grow up and become something they have never heard of"
This is an awesome quote that i really liked it brought home her point. Kids need a good influence in their life to learn how to be excepting. Learned behavior is a big issue when it comes to oppression, if kids learn to be that way it is hard to get them out of that rut. Positive role models need to be put in place so kids can learn what is right and wrong not the warpt opinions their parents might have.
Oppression needs to be squashed by making teams, being allies, and positive role models this could one day be possible.


At November 1, 2011 at 8:55 PM , Blogger wordwizard66 said...

i love your we are the world piture. it reminds me of you, always smiling.


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