Audre Lorde …

I wheel my two-year-old daughter in a shopping cart through a supermarket … and a little white girl riding past in her mother’s cart calls out excitedly, ‘Oh look, Mommy, a baby maid!’ And your mother shushes you, but she does not correct you.

(In “The uses of anger: Women responding to racism,” keynote presentation, Women’s Studies Converence, University of Connecticut, 1981. citation, citation

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