first maroon war

Maroons contributed to the climate of revolts in that their existence was living proof of the vulnerability of the whites and encouraged slaves to challenge the system.
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orlando patterson, slavery and slave revolts: a sociohistorical analysis of the first maroon war, 1665-1740

this is what me and the squad will do for any black people that want to stop being niggas

there is explaining, and then there is showing

No system of total power can ever hope to rely solely on naked force for the maintenance of order. A ruling class must somehow find a way of buttressing its use of force with some minimum common denominator of values shared by both rulers and ruled.
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orlando patterson, slavery and slave revolts: a sociohistorical analysis of the first maroon war, 1665-1740

we gotta free our consciousnesses before we do anything. their values can’t be ours.