African American Women In The Modern Era

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Although Jacobs could not know that her criticisms of the way women were treated in slavery would transcend into the modern era, it is important to understand them because they have uprooted explanations as to why they exist. The fact that slave women were sexually corrupted and manipulated in a system of power at the beginning of American history set the foundation for these beliefs to stay deeply rooted within many people. Much of society still believes that black women are sexual deviants or lowly members of society that deserve to be
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controlled for the good of the country. If society could truly understand that these archaic beliefs are rooted in a system of dominance of a certain race and gender, then it could work towards
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