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the act of subjugating by cruelty

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the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"

a feeling of being oppressed

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After telling the tale of the beatings, it recommended all the beaten to institute criminal proceedings against their Governor, and, as soon as might be, to rise against English oppression and tyranny.
We wish to hold the land as it was given to us after the days of the Oppression," they cried.
What callous oppression! The dark places of the earth are full of cruelty." He wiped his face, and throwing out his arms cried: "Tell them, oh!
One prayer from the 1975 edition of the Sacramentary: "When we were lost and could not find our way to you, you loved us even more." There are more oppressions lurking inside us.
It's an "I've got mine, good luck getting yours." It ignores the concept of community, that we're all in this together, and that what affects one affects all, that is, what's come to be called the intersectionality of oppressions.
She "emphasize[d] the importance of race, class, and gender as intersecting oppressions in shaping the U.S.
The authors observed that many students who underwent this sensitization process emerged with a clearer understanding of the structural and interconnected nature of oppressions and an enhanced willingness to build alliances to create constructive social change for oppressed clients.
of Connecticut) feel are neglected by other political sociology textbooks by concentrating on the central theme of "the interplay among power, inequality and multiple oppressions, and the state." In other words, they provide a critical perspective on the dynamics of racialization, class, gendering, and heteronormativity and how theses are impacted by power inequalities and political economy.
Numerous authors have called for a more inclusive definition of privilege (Bohan, 1996; McIntosh, 1992; Robinson, 1999), and some (Harris, 1995; Reynolds & Pope, 1991) have explored and identified multiple identities and oppressions.
This, our [1787] Convention [that drafted the Constitution] understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us."
To black male monist thinking, the end to black male oppression will necessarily precipitate the end to all oppressions, including sexism.
The Los Angeles race rebellions sear images into my consciousness of African Americans claiming authentic citizenship, in the midst of their own oppressions. African Americans (most of us) remain significantly underemployed.
This, our [1787] Convention [which drafted the Constitution] understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us."
The artist's female protagonists are inevitably affected by the interlinking oppressions of race, class, gender, and nationality--oppressions that have been identified and elucidated by, such black feminist scholars as bell hooks, Patricia Williams, Barbara Christian, and Audre Lorde, to name a few.
This, our [Constitutional] Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us."