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Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.  - Paulo Freire
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As quoted in: Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution, edited by Peter McLaren, Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - ISBN: 9780847695331
Paulo Freire
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Pedagogia do oprimido (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) (1968, English trans. 1970)

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Born: September 19, 1921

Died: May 2, 1997 (aged 75)

Nationality: Brazilian

Occupation: Educator, author

Bio: Paulo Reglus Neves Freire, Ph.D was a Brazilian educator, philosopher, and influential theorist of critical pedagogy. He is best known for his influential work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, which is considered one of the foundation texts of the critical pedagogy movement.

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