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Ideas of pure White womanhood that were created to defend women of the homeland required a corresponding set of ideas about hot-blooded Latinas, exotic Suzy Wongs, wanton jezebels, and stoic native squaws. Civilized nation-states required uncivilized and backward colonies for their national identity to have meaning, and the status of women in both places was central to this entire endeavor.

Patricia Hill Collins (via the-uncensored-she)

Exactly. That’s why I cringe whenever I see Phaedra Parks play up her “Southern Belle” status on RHOA. Or any historically unaware Black woman, for that matter, southern born and raised or not. Its so historically wrong artificial and pretentious; that “carricature” of womanhood was a trope invented by antibellum crackers that NEVER applied to Black women, but only meant to highlight how refined southern white women were IN COMPARISON to the ‘brutish Black female.’ And that Scarlett O’hara act was fake even for cracker women all too eager to live up to the fiction, even back then, since the white man treated them as little more than fancy decorations around the house. Did she not learn that in her college African American history/feminism courses???

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Cracker tho? Goin a little too hard there.

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who-am-i-anyway:

If BO$$ was like:

and We Know is like:

Reflection is like:

Over is like:

and Going Nowhere is like:

WHAT THE FUCK IS THE REST OF THE ALBUM GONNA BE LIKE??

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