I stole this, it is not mine, but it makes a good point:

If your way of proving that black people in this country are not oppressed is by insisting that they lose their jobs (or worse) for not exercising their rights in a manner that is acceptable to you, you may want to work on a new argument.

Punishing people for exercising their rights means that those rights are conditional, and apparently subject to the approval of other citizens. I’m pretty sure that it is the definition of oppression when I can only exercise my rights when and how you say I can.

I wish I had thought of this…and could be this eloquent.


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