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Cherríe Moraga Writing Styles in This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

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Perspective

The writers whose works are compiled for the book write from the perspective of participants in and observers of the Women's Movement as it existed in the late-1970s in America. They are jaded by the lack of recognition their voices receive in a movement largely dominated by white, middle class women, and so use this medium as a vent for their frustration, and a call for unity among all women of color. The social climate in those years was different from the climate of today, most notably because now there is a black president in America. In those years, women of color felt they had very little or no representation in government, and held out very little hope that they ever would. That is part of what motivated their struggle. They spoke about having been colonized by the white men in the same way whole cultures were...

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