"We all have a blind spot around our privileges shaped exactly like us.
And I’m telling you guys, we’re never fucking going to get anywhere as long as our economies of attraction continue to resemble more or less the economies of attraction of white supremacy. Finding people who practice decolonial love is as hard inside of a vast movement as it is outside. The actual standard of decolonial love, how little discussed, how little understood, and yet in many ways is the great test of who we are and of our praxis and of our communal praxis."
Sunday, December 30, 2012
--Junot Díaz, Keynote Speech at Facing Race 2012
(via Tudo Bom(b))
I have as many speeches from this conference as are available on YouTube queued on my Watch Later list. Expect way more quotes at some future point.