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“oppression is not a feeling. reducing it how to a community “feels” they are being treated minimizes the violences that are enacted upon them, makes structural injustices a matter of perception of individual acceptance or rejection of oppressive conditions. oppression creates feelings, definitely. it creates trauma, internalized conflict, dissonance, confusion. but oppression is not a feeling.”  – Ngọc Loan Trần

From “Its Not All About Feelings,” by Janani Balasubramanian at Black Girl Dangerous

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