that’s not revolutionary…

“running off to mimeograph a fuck-whitey leaflet, leaving your mate to brood, is not revolutionary.  hopping on a plane to rap to someone else’s “community” while your son struggles alone with a junior scholastic assignment on “the dark continent” is not revolutionary.  sitting around murder-mouthing incorrect niggers while your father goes upside your mother’s head is not revolutionary.  mapping out a building takeover when your term paper is overdue and your scholarship is under review is not revolutionary.  talking about moving against the mafia while your nephew takes off old ladies at the subway stop is not revolutionary.  if your house ain’t in order, you ain’t in order.”

-toni cade bambara, the black woman

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