Violence In African American Women

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As a black woman living in the 21st century, I couldn’t imagine being able to bear such pain. Although it was very overwhelming to view these senseless acts of violence, there was definitely a level of admiration and respect I gained from watching these women push through their struggles to survive. Many black slave women risked their lives to teach their children to read and write, to escape for freedom, and to protect their black men. Many of these women took pride in building a home and taking care of their families. I watched as many of these women would be slapped or belittled in public and walk into the presence of their children as if nothing had ever happened. I truly believe that many black men and women have not been able to separate
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