Analysis Of The Book ' Sister Outsider ' Essay

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When I first decided to read Lorde book entitled “Sister Outsider” I did not know exactly what to expect because I did not do any research on it prior to choosing it. I began reading the foreword and introduction so that I could get background information on the book and what it will be about. From doing so, I found out that Lorde is known for her amazing poetry and being a black feminist. Sister Outsider is a collection of some of Lorde speeches and essays which includes her traveling experiences, presentations, and letters. I began to think about black oppression in the world when I came to this quote in the foreword section of the book, Lorde (2007) stated “As black people…we must move against not only those forces which dehumanize us from the outside, but also against those oppressive values which we have been forced to take into ourselves” (p. 8). I began to wonder and think of what oppressive values we have been forced to take into ourselves, and what exactly was meant by this statement. When I read the article entitled “heavily armed Oath Keepers inject disquieting element in Ferguson” written by Scott Malone, I began to think back on this quote. These men who are called Oath Keepers showed up at a peaceful protest with huge guns in a threatening manner and yet not one officer went over and spoke with them about their actions. After Michael Browns death new orders, rules, and people were put into place, but yet these same things keep repeating itself because for…

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