Quote by Sojourner Truth
There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see, the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before.
This quote by feminist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth highlights the often overlooked struggle faced by women of color during the fight for equal rights. It emphasizes the importance of not only addressing the rights of colored men but also acknowledging and advocating for the rights of colored women. Truth argues that true equality cannot be achieved if only one gender gains their rights, as it would perpetuate a power imbalance and result in a situation similar to the oppression experienced in the past.
I'm sure there were times when I wish I had thought, 'Gosh, that might really embarrass mom and dad,' but our parents didn't raise us to think about them. They're very selfless and they wanted us to have as normal of a college life as possible. So really, we didn't think of any repercussions.