Paper on Oppression

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Oppression


Definition Paper

"Oppression, to divide and conquer is your goal. Oppression, I swear hatred is your home.
Oppression, you mean only harm." -Ben Harper


Oppression is this and so much more than what Ben Harper wrote in his song. Oppression is
an unjust or cruel exercise or action of power. Everyone experiences oppression at least
once in his or her lives. We have only recently begun to fight the effects of oppression,
to gain freedom in our world. Oppression divides us to keep us from maintaining our
freedom, what little of it we have. Oppression is completely based on hatred and preys on
you when you sleep, or when you are at your lowest point. It kicks you when you are down,
and pushes you further down the rabbit's hole. It forces you to fight when you are the
weakest and will take your very last breath. It takes one problem and snowballs until you
can not take it anymore. We can learn to fight oppression, if we only make ourselves
aware.

Oppression is not a friend, though it may be disguised as one. It takes what you believe
in and makes it nonexistent. Oppression is what makes life hard. It tests you to see if
you will make the stand for freedom, or be oppressed. African-Americans were oppressed for
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