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Look at Hispanic women - they are being paid 42 cents on the dollar - or African-American women. I think it’s an issue we have to look at across the board.  (African American Women Quotes) The hearts of Afro-American women are too warm and too large for race hatred. Long suffering has so chastened them that they are developing a special sense of sympathy for all who suffer and fail of justice  (African American Women Quotes) ... not all black women have silently acquiesced in sexism and misogyny within the African-American community. Indeed, many writers, activists, and other women have voiced their opposition and paid the price: they have been ostracized and branded as either man- haters or pawns of white feminists, two of the more predictable modes of disciplining and discrediting black feminists  (African American Women Quotes) People identify with me - everyone does - African American women, Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I’m ethnic.  (African American Women Quotes) Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.  (African American Women Quotes) Let me just say, at once: I am not now nor have I ever been a white man. And, leaving aside the joys of unearned privilege, this leaves me feeling pretty good ...  (African American Women Quotes) To reaffirm the statement on the choosing of my identity, I come from two beautiful cultures which I have embraced, bridged, balanced, and identify with. I am proud to be who I am as a Dine’ (Navajo) and Nahilii (African American) woman. Hozho’, , and blessings  (African American Women Quotes) Many African-American men are incarcerated. And so African-American women do carry an enormous burden. And traditionally have carried a greater burden than perhaps their white counterparts.  (African American Women Quotes) Police officers are the best of us. And the men and women, white, African-American, Asian, Latino, Hispanic, they put their lives on the line every single day.  (African American Women Quotes) The writer in me can look as far as an African-American woman and stop. Often that writer looks through the African-American woman. Race is a layer of being, but not a culmination  (African American Women Quotes) ... black women have always found that in the social order of things we’re the least likely to be believed--by anyone  (African American Women Quotes) I had this idea that I wanted to do this mixture of visions of African American women and visions of African American men. And call it ‘The Men’ and call it ‘The Women’ and show different faces of these two people  (African American Women Quotes) I had very supportive parents that made the way for me, even at a time when there were very few women - no women, really; maybe two or three women - and very few, fewer than that, African-American women heading in this direction, so there were very few people to look up to. You just had to have faith  (African American Women Quotes) I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood  (African American Women Quotes) African-American women who develop breast cancer are more likely to die from the disease than White women of the same age. Survival rates are worse among African-Americans for colon, prostate and ovarian cancers as well  (African American Women Quotes) I suggest that Black feminist thought consists of specialised knowledge created by African-American women which clarifies a standpoint of and for Black women. In other words, Black feminist thought encompasses theoretical interpretations of Black women’s reality by those who live it  (African American Women Quotes) The potential significance of Black feminist thought goes far beyond demonstrating that African-American women can be theorists. Like Black feminist practice, which it reflects and which it seeks to foster, Black feminist thought can create a collective identity among African-American women about the dimensions of a Black women’s standpoint. Through the process of rearticulating, Black feminist thought can offer African-American women a different view of ourselves and our worlds  (African American Women Quotes) I was repeatedly told that there isn’t an African American woman who can open a show on Broadway. I said, ‘Well, how do we know? How do we know if we don’t do it?’ I said, ‘I think you’re wrong.’  (African American Women Quotes) I am a colored woman or a Negro woman. Either one is OK. People dislike those words now. Today these use this term African American. It wouldn’t occur to me to use that. I prefer to think of myself as an American, that’s all!  (African American Women Quotes) ... social evils are dangerously contagious. The fixed policy of persecution and injustice against a class of women who are weak and defenseless will be necessarily hurtful to the cause of all women  (African American Women Quotes) PRINT FREE GIANT POSTERS