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Thu, 24.09.2009

A Black Woman Speaks by Beah Richards

1. A black woman speaks of white womanhood. What gives her the right?
–slavery, lynching, etc have to do with white women.

2. Would like to speak of it as it will and should be.
What is that? When white womanhood stands for full equality.
–but it is not there yet.

Why? Still a superiority thing and a need to separate for their own validation.
–this is taught to them by white supremacists.

3. White womanhood, slavery too; only to a different degree.
You were “willing slaves”
Both sold in different ways, and you did not fight.

4.

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