How Do You Get Somebody to Love You?

I have argued on this blog that unmarried black women are, and have historically been, shapers of American religious, social, and political life and that our contributions to American life must be honored and remembered. What I have not said here in the past is that being an unmarried woman is not always easy and that many women who remain unmarried after being widowed or divorced, or never marry at all, would love to be married. Shows like The Bachelor make that quite clear as women put hard-earned careers on hold to chase after one man who, historically, rarely marries any of them

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What Problems Can Pretty Eyes Solve?

As I pointed to in my previous post on beauty, white supremacist beauty standards are the norm in much of the Western world. In this post, I expound on the issue of beauty using as my conversation partner The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. I am going to focus on the blue eye aspect of the book today, in future posts, I will talk about the themes of family, fear, and love that arise in it. 

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