This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Setting & Symbolism

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Indian Reservations

Places both of refuge for cultures and retreat from the violence of the white people.

Harlem

A mix of cultures that meant violence as a matter of fact for many who grew up there.

New York

The city serves as another intersection for several cultures, allowing new categories of people to find each other and form new communities away from their homelands.

Boston

A city whose distinct class divisions defined two very disparate worlds for Third World people who were able to afford a private education, but whose race made finding acceptance there harder than getting the education.

the Women's Movement

A largely white middle class movement into which colored women have had a hard time breaking in and finding representation, being used instead as mere token representatives never given a real and consistently representative voice.

Oriental Women

Frustrated by oppression from within the men of...

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