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Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice by Patricia Collins, $19.95

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Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice by Patricia Collins, $19.95
From Library Journal ?...Here she focuses on the prejudices they face. Collins discusses the culture of silence in which African American women are seen but not heard, making them outsiders within their own race. She notes that their accomplishments are often ignored, especially when the women transcend expectations. She points to Mary McLeod Bethune, whose role in FDR's administration is often overlooked, and Angela Davis, who found that her Civil Rights work boiled down to her Afro hairdo. Collins discusses the need for African American women to avoid being segmented into areas the present culture finds acceptable...?
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