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December 19th, 2013
thesmithian

To say that there couldn’t have been a black nun in a European convent in the modern era not only demonstrates a profound ignorance of the long and rich history of black Catholic nuns in the Atlantic world, but also reflects the egregious limitations of the white American racial imagination, which has for centuries equated blackness with moral debasement and vehemently denied the existence of “a virtuous black woman.”

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To say that there couldn’t have been a black nun in a European convent in the modern era not only demonstrates a profound ignorance of the long and rich history of black Catholic nuns in the Atlantic world, but also reflects the egregious limitations of the white American racial imagination, which has for centuries equated blackness with moral debasement and vehemently denied the existence of “a virtuous black woman.”

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    I F-ing LOVE this. Put us back where we belong in world history!
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    Modern Era? I mean I understand ignorance of existence of black nuns in historical pieces (I don’t know of any, but I...
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