To me, it is one world, and the non-human animals bear the brunt of oppression and suffering.
Public protests against globalization – protests that occur by and large in the prosperous West – denounce free trade and the mobility of capital as instruments of exploitation and oppression.
I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression.
Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty. That’s oppression in this country.
Oppression is something that one group of people commits against another group specifically because of a threatening characteristic shared by the latter group.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
By dismantling the narrow politics of racial identity and selective self-interest, by going beyond ‘black’ and ‘white,’ we may construct new values, new institutions and new visions of an America beyond traditional racial categories and racial oppression.
Those who deny the right of a jury to protect an individual in resisting an unjust law of the government, deny him all defence whatsoever against oppression.
The black man has become a shell, a shadow of man, completely defeated, drowning in his own misery, a slave, an ox bearing the yoke of oppression with sheepish timidity.
When a system of oppression has become institutionalized it is unnecessary for individuals to be oppressive.