audrey lorde

I found this really nice quotation by Audrey Lorde when reading Ashanti Alston’s Beyond Nationalism, But Not Without It

“…we have been taught either to ignore our differences, or to view them as causes for separation and suspicion rather than as forces for change. Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression. But community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist. – Audre Lorde

which kind of gave me a new context for thinking about the White Anti-Racist Allies group that Megan from pages works with at IU.