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“With the black man, we have no new element in government, but with the education and elevation of women, we have a power that is to develop the Saxon race into a higher and nobler life and thus, by the law of attraction, to lift all races to a more even platform than can ever be reached in the political isolation of the sexes.”—
Elizabeth Cady Stanton on why the black male vote does not matter (May 1867 at the meeting of the Equal Rights Association)
and for those of us who can’t aptly understand racist white feminist language the td;lr version is: “White women are the key to everything. White women are the most important. If white women vote, then we’ll support white supremacy and make the world a better place (for white men). Who cares about black people?”
not only did elizabeth cady stanton not support the 15th amendment (giving black men the right to vote) but she also did not support the 14th amendment!!! which made black people citizens! and tried to fight against black codes which were enacted after the 13th amendment by the South.
such a basic, fundamental right that was absolutely necessary after slavery and she did not even support that.
how racist do you have to be???
and this is the heroine of white feminists. trust no white woman who says she loves stanton.