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Gloria Jean Watkins (born September 25, 1952), better known by her pen name bell hooks, is an American author, feminist, and social activist. The name "bell hooks" is derived from that of her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks, a woman known for speaking her mind.

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There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether i ...

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All over the world, young males and females, schooled in the art of patriarchal thinking, are buildi ...

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We judge on the basis of what somebody looks like, skin color, whether we think they're beautiful or ...

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To live fixated on the future is to engage in psychological denial. It is a form of psychic violence ...

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Since anti-racist individuals did not control mass media, the media became the primary tool that wou ...

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I've written 18 books, mostly dealing with issues of social justice, ending racism, feminism, and cu ...

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The working-class black Southern Christian culture I come from still nurtures me, and I mean directl ...

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In this culture, the phrase 'black woman' is not synonymous with 'tender,' or 'gentle.' It's as if t ...

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The institutionalization of Black Studies, Feminist Studies, all of these things, led to a sense tha ...

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No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women. ...

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What had begun as a movement to free all black people from racist oppression became a movement with ...

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