No one has ever freed themselves from oppression by asking nicely.
Anger can be cathartic, motivating, and above all else an expression of the innate humanity of any community. Demands that the oppressed be calm and polite that forgiveness come before all else are fundamentally dehumanizing. If your child is killed by the police, if the water in your community is poisoned, if a mockery is made of your grief, how do you feel? Do you want to be calm and quiet? Do you want to forgive in order to make everyone else comfortable? Or do you want to scream, to yell, to demand justice for the wrongs done? Via: Ebony Magazine