Miscellaneous (한 + EN)

Experience as a criterion of knowledge

2021-01-27 00:10
The leaders of the ROC [a labor union] lost their jobs too, but it just seemed like they were used to losing their jobs. ... This was like a lifelong thing for them, to get out there and protest. They were like, what do you call them—intellectuals. ... You got the ones that go to the university that are supposed to make all the speeches, they're the ones that are supposed to lead, you know, put this little revolution together, and then you got the little ones ... that go to the factory everyday, they be the ones that have to fight. I had a child and I thought I don't have the time to be running around with these people. ... I mean I understand some of the stuff they were talking about, like the bourgeoisie, the rich and the poor and all that, but I had surviving on my mind for me and my kid. (Byerly 1986, 198)

— Collins, P. H. (2000). Black feminist thought. In Black feminist thought: Knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment (p. 259). New York, NY: Routledge.