This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color - And When you Leave, Take Your Pictures with You: Racism in the Women's Movement Summary & Analysis

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In the introduction to this chapter, the fact of the discrimination against women of color that was still escalating within the women's movement sets the tone for what follows. White women at this point were still motivated largely by guilt to include token members of color in their movements, but were making no real effort to educate themselves about them or invite them into leadership, preferring instead to keep their ideas of these women given them by quaint old pictures of their traditional roles. The first piece is the poem by Jo Carrillo from which the chapter takes its name, and she expresses frustration at being limited in her definition to the assumptions white people make about their values...

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