negro woman

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The bourgeoisie is fearful of the militancy of the Negro woman, and for good reason. The capitalists know, far better than many progressives seem to know, that once Negro women begin to take action, the militancy of the whole Negro people, and thus of the anti-imperialist coalition, is greatly enhanced.
(Claudia Jones. 1915-1965)


Claudia Jones, Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent, ed. Margaret Busby (Vintage edition, 199), 262.

religion-of-one  asked:

Any chance you can help provide references to Susan B Anthony's racism? I've got some ignorant white "feminists" to educate.

“I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman.” – Susan B. Anthony 

“What words can express her [the white woman’s] humiliation when, at the close of this long conflict, the government which she had served so faithfully held her unworthy of a voice in its councils, while it recognized as the political superiors of all the noble women of the nation the negro men just emerged from slavery, and not only totally illiterate, but also densely ignorant of every public question.” – Susan B. Anthony 

“The old anti slavery school says women must stand back and wait until the negroes shall be recognized. But we say, if you will not give the whole loaf of suffrage to the entire people, give it to the most intelligent first. If intelligence, justice, and morality are to have precedence in the government, let the question of the woman be brought up first and that of the negro last.” – Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Stanton 

Quotes from Kirsten West Savali article “‘When and Where I Enter’: The Racist Expectations of Whites-Only Feminism”

Tumblrs reverseracism and knowledgeequalsblackpower have several posts on this, so be sure to head over there and take a look. 

A Dor É Nossa

e o corpo teu
poderia ter sido o meu
o nosso
ou o dela
foram trinta homens
que não se comparam nem a feras

irmã
eu queria poder te abraçar
suas lágrimas enxugar
e um sorriso seu arrancar

irmã
lhe desejo a força
que eu não sei se teria
para o mundo enfrentar

teu choro
não é só seu
ele também é meu
e de todas nós

irmã
não se cale
mostre sua voz

sobreviver é difícil:
as cenas
o julgamento
os questionamentos
a imaginária culpa
os moralismo e juízos de conduta

mas todas nós estamos ao seu lado
mulheres unidas
que visam a destruição do patriarcado

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