Monday, October 23, 2006

Quote: Colonial Excuses

Only the brazen can say, 'I was not here, I did not do this and feel that.' One hears that all the time in Canada; about what people feel they are and are not responsible for. People use these arguments as reasons for not doing what is right and just. It never occurs to them that they live on the cumulative hurt of others. They want to start the clock of social justice only when they arrived. But one is born into history, one isn't born into a void.

-- Dionne Brand