this slavery business ain easy
we end up believing the people who lie to us the most. the very group that has lied to you, rewritten history, enslaved your parents has eaten you up economically in every kind of way is the very group you go to to validate reality. and to validate what is real, and to validate what is true. and you’re foolish enough to think that they are the ultimate validators of what is real and you’re foolish enough to think that they are going to give you a definition that is going to get you out of your misery.
– Amos N. Wilson | The Context of Black Education: European Constants and Conservatism