Stephen Biko on the Oppressor’s Weapons

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”

Stephen Biko

“White Racism and Black Consciousness” (paper presented at a workshop sponsored by Abe Bailey Institute of Interracial Studies), Cape Town, South Africa, Jan. 1971

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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