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"Thistle": The narrator is told by an unnamed woman that "they" use thistle in order to rouse "us" into consciousness.

"Out of Our Revolutionary Minds Toward a Pedagogy of Revolt": The educational system, from elementary school to the highest echelons of academia, is fundamentally flawed insofar as it is all dominated by the perspective of white, upper-class men. Insofar as these influences permeate the institutions, it makes true progress for racial and sexual movements impossible: As long as they speak in the language of the oppressor—a language which they learn when they go to college or, even, when they just go to fourth grade—they can do nothing to undermine him. The university system is interested only in producing more docile citizens who will be willing cogs in the corporatist, consumerist society of 20th century America; they, of...

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