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Barbara Smith

  • For those of you who are tired of hearing about racism, imagine how much more tired we are of constantly experiencing it, second by literal second, how much more exhausted we are to see it constantly in your eyes.

    • Barbara Smith,
    • in Glora T. Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott, and Barbara Smith, eds., All the Women Are White, All the Black Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave ()
  • To me the phrase, 'Act like you have some sense,' probably spoken by at least one Black woman to every Black child who ever lived, is a cryptic warning that says volumes about keeping your feet on the ground and your ass covered.

Barbara Smith, U.S. writer, feminist, socialist, black feminism leader

(1946)