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Quotation by Sarah Patton Boyle
I have known no experience more distressing than the discovery that Negroes didn't love me. Unutterable loneliness claimed me. I felt without roots, like a man without a country ...
Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 1, ch. 10 (1962).
An affluent white Virginian who was cared for in her childhood by African American servants, Boyle was reflecting her eventual realization that many African Americans actually resented her.
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