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1 http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2013/02/20/ the-feminist-movement-what-happened-and-why/ 2 Steinem, Gloria, “Do You Know This Woman? She Knows You, A Profile of Alice Walker,” Ms. Magazine, June, 1982, Vol.X, No.12 3 Walker, Alice. “Black Panthers or black punks?” May 5, 1993, The New York Times 4 Steinem, Gloria. “Women Are Never Front-Runners,” New York Times, January 8, 2008 5 http://www.nytimes.com/1986/06/15/books/sexismracism-and-black-women-writers.html 6 Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. ”Black Creativity: on the Cutting Edge” in Time Magazine Oct. 10, 1994 7 http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2010/ 11/factcheck_the_rhyme.htm 8 Davis, Thulani, “Spinning Race at Harvard,” The Village Voice, Jan.15,2002 9 SOLOSKI, Alexis “The Racially Charged ‘Dutchman’ at National Black Theater”… “Deep Down in the Subway, Swipe The New York Times, MAY 7, 2014 10 http://www.nizkor.org/hweb/people/m/mills-mary/ mills-00.html 11 http://www.nytimes.com/1991/11/17/books/l-a-criticwith-balance-a-letter-from-norman-mailer-458091.html 12 Natalie J. Sokoloff, and Christina Pratt’s 2005 book, Family & Relationships — where the authors wrote: “Black women are also more likely than their White counterparts to inflict lethal violence against their husbands.” 13 http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Audit-seeksinvestigation-of-inmate-sterilizations-5564923.php 15 http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/archive/vol28/ vol28n16/n9.html 16 Saulny Susan, “Woody Allen Settles Suit Against Longtime Producer” NY Times June 12, 2002 17 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/us/warning-theliterary-canon-could-make-students-squirm.html BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE 14 Diouf, Sylviane, Servants of Allah, African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, New York University, 1998 New York 73 But now that the Sister Police and the Skip Machine and Ms. Steinem have buried some black male writers, members of the volunteer black-feminist-whitemale auxiliary like Maurice Berger think that the Sister Police would end with the brothers? no! Now they going after the Big House Canon. They marching up the literary Mount Olympus with they torches, Mr. Maurice Berger. They want warning labels put on titles that might hurt their feelings; that might trigger bad emotions.17 So no longer is it Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed or those called out by the VV nest of feminists: Bill Gunn, Ed Bullins, and even James Baldwin. No, they talking about the great scott fitzgerald and pretty soon they’ll demand that the great william shakespeare might need a warning label and maybe some of his plays banned. And what of the great geoffrey chaucer’s misogynist Romance Of The Rose? The same guys who cheered the Sister Police when they took us down are now yelling and screaming about censorship and political correctness.