The historical roots of liberation theology are to be found in the prophetic tradition of evangelists and missionaries from the earliest colonial days in Latin America -- churchmen who questioned the type of presence adopted by the church and the way indigenous peoples, blacks, mestizos, and the poor rural and urban masses were treated.
It is a concept based on the spiritual protection and deliverance of the oppressed from those who oppress. Like a child or spouse in an abusive relationship; groups, cultures, and races of people are powerless, abused and oppressed throughout the world. Liberation Theology speaks to them with the assurance of the truth and just power of God to deliver.
Liberation Theology is not a teaching of hate toward the oppressor but to encourage the oppressed to realize what tactics are used for majority domination of any minority group of people. Whether by race, creed, religion, gender or economic status, oppression of the many by the few has always been a problem in the world and liberation groups have always fought to free themselves from that oppression.