Quotation by bell hooks

The notion that black folks have nothing to learn from scholarship that may reflect racial or racist biases is dangerous. It promotes closed-mindedness and a narrow understanding of knowledge to hold that "race" is such an overwhelming concept that it negates the validity of any insights contained in a work that may have some racist or sexist aspects.
bell hooks (b. 1955), African American author, educator, feminist, and human rights advocate. Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A44 (July 13, 1994).
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