As you likely know if you read white history, white people like to make things up. When it comes to quotes our favourite thing may appear to be taking them out of context. This is not actually the truth although the assumption is not entirely unwarranted given the prevalence of context allergies in the white population.  White people do however, like with history, invent our own context. The following are some quotes you might know from elsewhere in their authentic white context.

Frederick Douglass – “The company who delivers our electrical power concedes nothing without a demand ergo it is important to unplug. This can be extended more broadly to the creation of communes and other locations where you can opt out of a society whilst maintaining the wealth it generated for you.”

Audre Lorde – “The master’s tools will not dismantle the master’s house, for the master is an accountant and calculators are ineffective for demolition work.”

Gil Scott-Heron – “The revolution will not be televised, it will be livestreamed and available on a number of online platforms some subscription based and later available in a boxset with commentary after a wait of approximately six months.”

Gandhi – “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Reciprocating with any violence whatsoever is unfair to the initiators of violence and they should not be challenged.”

Martin Luther King Junior – “I have a dream that one day white people will use my quotes out of context to justify their racism. I have a dream that one day my entire work will be watered down to support post-racial mythology. I have a dream that one day when people talk of my dream they will describe my nightmares.


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