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ROCKING THE BOATFOUR BLACK WOMEN CHALLENGE WHAT THEY SAY IS RACISM AND SEXISM AT DES

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That seems true. The four women say they want more than to be appeased and have their individual grievances settled. The only way to combat this institutional racism, they say, is to stand together and take the state to court.

"The Governor's Office wanted to stop the women from rocking the boat," says lawyer Richards. "They wanted to handle each girl individually and give her what she wanted, but not talk issues. They did not want to address the overall issue of racism."
The women "don't want to be appeased," says Richards. "They're not working for themselves, but for all black women. I admire them for this."

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