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One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female.
Rape is a national pastime, a form of torture visited upon all girls and women, from babies to the aged.
I never believe white people when they tell me they aren't racist. I have no reason to.... It is neither possible nor necessary to be morally exempt in order to stand in opposition to oppression.
Black women's existence, experience and culture and the brutally complex systems of oppression which shape these are in the "real world" of white and/or male consciousness beneath consideration, invisible, unknown.
If we have to wait for racism to be obliterated before we can begin to address sexism, we will be waiting for a long time.
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Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
Alfred de Vigny
December 16, 1946
Barbara Smith is an American lesbian feminist and socialist who has played a significant role in building and sustaining Black Feminism in the United States.
Toward a Black Feminist Criticism (1980)
B. Smith Cooks Southern-Style (2009)
Ghost Stories of California (2000)
Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains (1999)
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