518 – “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore, and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.”

–Frantz Fanon

Quote Number:  130

Source: The source of this quote is unclear, however, it may, based on citations, come from: Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. Translated by Charles L Markmann. Grove Press: New York, 1967.

Source Notes: If you can confirm or have a different source for this quote, please leave a comment, thank you!


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