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Pearl Buck

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Profound as race prejudice is against the Negro American, it is not practically as far-reaching as the prejudice against women. For stripping away the sentimentality which makes Motherís Day and Best American Mother Contests, the truth is that women suffer all the effects of a minority.
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Of Men and Women (1941), Ch. 8

 
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