Ayvazian- "Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression"
So to start off I noticed that the author is or must be Armenian because of his "ian" name ending, so this is something to relate too. As I was reading I came across three quotes.
- An ally is a member of a dominant group in our society who works to dismantle any form of oppression from which she or he receives the benefit.
- So its saying in order to be an ally you have to be apart of a "dominant group" to make a difference in something. So its basically saying to support someones ideas and be apart of the group promoting/supporting the fact?
- WOW that was a powerful quote. It is really true that if you don't grow up around something specific for instance like mentioned being a pilot, one may not know the choices out in the real world. Also that if you learn something you grow up and know your expectations more that way because your goal may be to succeed in something that you have been taught.
- I chose this quote because it describes everything clearly. That everything is willing to change if there is power and knowledge involved, everything or anyone can be strengthened by learning. Everyday holds something different occurring in society whether its rights or equality there are many ways to sort things out and learn how to overcome any obstacles.