Quotation by Theresa Brown

... when you do get a job everybody says, "Well, they wanted a black woman," which necessarily puts you on a level where you have to prove yourself above being a woman and being black.... Now, I would say, in certain situations, it helped me simply because I was mildly attractive, not because I was black or a woman. That gets you more mileage than anything else.... God help you if you're not an attractive woman.
Theresa Brown (b. 1957), African American television newswoman. As quoted in Women in Television News, ch. 5, by Judith S. Gelfman (1976).

Said on April 3, 1973.
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