July172012
“One white woman raised her hand and protested, “Why are we reading about Black people? I thought this was a women’s studies class.” The professor lost her temper and told her that in case she didn’t know, it was a Black woman teaching the class and that Black people can also be women. The white woman started crying and angrily left the class. I was amazed at this white woman’s sense of entitlement and privilege, of being able to protest and cry in the classroom.”

Siobhan Brooks, ”Black Feminism in Everyday Life”

The failure to grasp intersectionality that I think a lot of white feminists (and really people of every type of movement seem to miss)

(Source: wretchedoftheearth, via the-unstoppable-juggernaut)

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