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Johnnetta Betsch Cole
(1936-____) born on
Oct 19
US educator, anthropologist, college president. She was the first black female president of Spelman College, 1987-.
         
   
F
If folks can learn to be racist, then they can learn to be anti racist. If being sexist ain't genetic, then, dad gum, people can learn about gender equality.

R
[W]hen we were little girls sitting between those knees that served like locks, when they came with that brush or comb, you got ready because they would inevitably get to "the kitchen", the nape of the neck . . .
A
The myth of black women profiting at the expense of black men is the oldest rap around.
N
The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.
K
These young women have had four years of very special space . . . . safe space. But when they graduate, they will begin to deal on a daily basis, all day long, month after month, year after year, with the realities that still haunt our nation.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
R: In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.
A: In "I Dream a World," by Brian Lanker, 1989.
N: "Double Stitch," eds. Patricia Bell-Scott et al., 1991.
K: Referring to college years as an instituion virtually free of racism and sexism, 1993.
   


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