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Brit Bennett recalls one of her mother’s stories.
What does it mean to be at war with your own flesh within a culture that already hates the black body? And what does this mean for black women, whose bodies are doubly despised?
We’re away until January 4, but we’re re-posting some of our favorite pieces from 2015. Please enjoy, and have a happy New Year!The role of black dolls in American culture.In 1864, a nine-year-old slave girl was punished for daydreaming. Distracted b…
The role of black dolls in American culture.In 1864, a nine-year-old slave girl was punished for daydreaming. Distracted by rumors that her brother and father would be sold, she failed to remove worms from the tobacco leaves she was picking. The over…