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Our Heritage - Audre Lorde
In her own words, Audre Lorde was a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.”
Within each of us there is some piece of humanness that knows that we are not being served by the machine which orchestrates crisis after crisis and is grinding all our futures into dust. If we are to keep the enormity of the forces lines against us from establishing a false hierarchy of oppression, we must school ourselves to recognize that any attack against Blacks, any attack against women, is an attack against all of us who recognize that our interests are not being served by the systems we support. Each one of us here is a link in the connection between antipoor legislation, gay shootings, the burning if synagogues, street harassment, attacks against women, and re-surgent violence against Black people.
Excerpt from Audrey Lorde's from "Learning from the 60s" (Sister Outsider, 1984).
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