The pictures are not made to disturb people’s consciences but rather to disturb their consciousness. The pictures do not ask you to “help” these people, but something much more difficult; to be briefly and intensely aware of their existence, an existence as real and significant as your own.
The Europeans are not yet willing to acknowledge that the world did not wait in darkness for them to bring the light, and that the history of Africa was already old when Europe was born.
― John Henrik Clarke, “Education for a New Reality in the African World” (1994)
The abuses Palestinians face are real and no person should be offended by principled, morally consistent, non-violent acts to oppose them. It is no more wrong to call out to Israel for its abuses than it was to call out the Apartheid regime in South Africa for its abuses.
― Desmond Tutu (via bustakay)