The Department of Black Studies Honors Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde is famous for profoundly exclaiming: “For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices.”

To learn more about the phenomenal Audre Lorde, please visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture (link below).