23 December, 2008

Steve Biko

"We have set on a quest for true humanity, and somewhere on the distant horison we can see the glittering prize. Let us march forth with courage and determination, drawing strength from our common plight and brotherhood. In time we shall be in a position to bestow upon South Africa the greatest gift possible - a more human face"
"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed"
"Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude"
"Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being"
"In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift - a more human face"
"White South Africans must reckon with history for what it is and not for what they wish it to have been"
More on Biko: ZAR, sbf.org, AZAPO, infred.org, I Write what I Like, sahistory.org, Wikipedia, CDS, NNDB, Books

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