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This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Summary
Cherríe Moraga

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This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Summary

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"This Bridge Called My Back" is a compilation of poetry and prose writings from feminists from cultures considered in the late-1970s to be Third World. That category included virtually every skin color except white, and dramatically changed the experiences for those American women. Several of them were also identified as lesbians meaning their oppression was two-pronged, frequently coming from inside their culture just as sharply as it came from outside it.

The first section of the book is called "Children Passing in the Streets: The Roots of Our Radicalism" and contains the stories of several writers' experiences as children growing up in America. Their stories are filled with incidents of violent abuse at the hand of the white people around them, and of being disregarded as credible members of school groups, and society at large as a result of simply being differently colored. Some of them talk...

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