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Toni Morrison Quotes: Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.
         

Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.


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