Our vocabularies and mental models are well-formed, often without realizing the biases that are built in. As a result, it is easy to unconsciously offend or exclude others.
“Knowledge is only power if knowledge is put to the struggle for power. Changing minds is not a movement. Critiquing racism is not activism. Changing minds is not activism. An activist produces power and policy change, not mental change. If a person has no record of power or policy change, then that person is not an activist.” Kendi, 2019, How to