Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Choose your words wisely

The systematic looting of language can be recognized by the tendency of its users to forgo its nuanced, complex, mid-wifery properties, replacing them with menace and subjugation. Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.
-Toni Morrison

1 comment:

  1. nice quote! How do you see it connecting to the class discussion?