“If you look into the eyes of a person that you discriminate against or that you think is so different than you that they deserve less rights than you then it becomes almost impossible to deny their humanity. The complicated part of that is — and I’m not trying to say that we are all the same — what I’m trying to say is we are all completely different, and that’s the beauty of it.”
-iO Tillett Wright
This interview was an incredible insight in my opinion. I found it almost right after watching a pair of “Trumpettes” extolling the god-like virtues of their favorite demagog so that you can imagine I was a little upset. Then I got to this part:
“The most dignified gift you can give them as a human, as part of their family, as part of their family-of-friends is the right to change.”
The scope of this statement is so broad, so much impact and truth. iO hit this one out of the park.