Anti-slavery abolitionists wouldn't have wasted time and energy on each other's indiscretions
Anti-slavery abolitionists wouldn’t have wasted time and energy on each other’s indiscretions, because emancipation was the goal, not personal purity. Yes, it’s a bit hypocritical to use slave-produced sugar in your tea, if you’re an abolitionist, but obsessing about such things wasn’t going to lead to the end of slavery. I don’t think “purity veganism” does much good for animals either.
~ Jean Kazez (April 7, 2010)