It is not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.

James Baldwin (1924-1987) American novelist, playwright, activist
Interview with Nikki Giovanni (4 Nov 1971), A Dialogue (1973)

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