Bikoian Wisdom on Dismantling Racism

Link: Steve Biko – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    * "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
      ("White Racism and Black Consciousness", in I Write What I Like)
   

* "The logic behind white domination is to prepare the black man for the subservient role in this country. Not so long ago this used to be freely said in parliament, even about the educational system of the black people. It is still said even today, although in a much more sophisticated language. To a large extent the evil-doers have succeeded in producing at the output end of their machine a kind of black man who is man only in form. This is the extent to which the process of dehumanization has advanced.”
      ("We Blacks", ibid.)

* "The system concedes nothing without demand, for it formulates its very method of operation on the basis that the ignorant will learn to know, the child will grow into an adult and therefore demands will begin to be made. It gears itself to resist demands in whatever way it sees fit."
      ("The Quest for a True Humanity", ibid.)

* "Even today, we are still accused of racism. This is a mistake. We
know that all interracial groups in South Africa are relationships in
which whites are superior, blacks inferior. So as a prelude whites must
be made to realize that they are only human, not superior. Same with
blacks. They must be made to realize that they are also human, not
inferior."

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