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bell hooks
(1952-____) born on
Sep 25
US educator, feminist theorist, poet. Born Gloria Watkins, she assumed her great-grandmother's name; became professor of English and Women's Studies at Oberlin.
         
   
F
The academy is not paradise. But learning is a place where paradise can be created.

R
Secrets find a way out in sleep . . . It is the place where there is no pretense.
A
Being oppressed means the absence of choices.
N
Usually, when people talk about the "strength" of black women . . . . they ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation.
K
It is crucial for the future of the Black liberation struggle that we remain ever mindful that ours is a shared struggle, that we are each other's fate.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Teaching to Transgress," ch. 14, 1994.
R: "Black Is a Woman's Color," 1989.
A: "Feminist Theory," ch.1, 1984.
N: "Ain't I a Woman?," Introduction, 1981.
K: "Breaking Bread," 1991.
   


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