If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest.
|—||Pam Oliver, a professor in the UW-Madison sociology department, explaining the historical roots of racism in the United States to her undergraduate students (mostly middle-class and White). I try to use this when I teach race now, too, to get past the defensive “but why are you BLAMING ME” reaction. (via cabell)|
The love of darkness or night is called nyctophilia. One who is described as nyctophilic finds relaxation or comfort in the darkness.