When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America - Prelude to a Movement Summary & Analysis

Paula Giddings
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As Blacks leave the farms behind, particular areas become flooded with newly-freed Blacks who are sometimes ill equipped to care for families. Ghettos become common. As Black women are forced into the workplace, the status of the Black woman goes down while the status of the White woman rises. The Blacks begin searching for and finding ways of improving life—increased educational opportunities are among the answers. However, many Black women find themselves unable to find a job to utilize their newly-completed educations. As the Black communities become over populated, drugs emerge as a problem while prostitution and crime escalate. Blacks who had held some measure of political and social power find that power evaporated in a very short time.

The prejudice against Black women continues to focus back centuries to the African roots and the idea...

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