"In order to cultivate a strong women’s presence in our movement’s against racism, women must resolutely defend affirmative action from such callous attacks as those mounted by the Reagan administration. Women and men of all racial and economic backgrounds should remember that the Black liberation movement formulated the strategy of affirmative action for the purpose of furthering the struggle against racism-and that this strategy was subsequently taken up by the women’s movement as a means of facilitating the campaign against sexist discrimination. Affirmative action on the job as well as on the campus must not only be defended, but ultimately must be expanded so that it will assist all who currently suffer the discrimination wrought by our racist, sexist, capitalist society and government."
Angela Davis, Women, Culture, and Politics
Posted on Tuesday 31 January 2012.
1 year ago.
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