Doing it for ourselves
In comparison to what we learned at school, and what some of us have learned from traditional adult education or from entering higher education as ‘mature students’, our experiences of women’s education are altogether something else. Coming, for the most part, from white, working-class backgrounds, it is unusual to find ‘education’ a relevant or empowering experience. We know from the words of black women included here, and from lengthy discussions with black sisters, that the chances of black, working-class women receiving anything of value from white, middle-class mens’ education are even more remote.
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