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Other than the mention of Marshall Fields on State Street, Jefferson for all purposes was describing a foreign city to me. This shows to me that class played almost a larger role in Jefferson's upbringing as did race. It was in a context with few role models or peers who looked like her that Jefferson learned about race relations in her city.

Other than the mention of Marshall

Jefferson was fortunate that her parents taught her and her older sister Denise to be aware of prejudiced behavior. While Jefferson does discuss her upbringing, she also discusses what it means for her to be African American in this country in terms of class, race, and gender. The early feminist movement was primarily for white women, so she chose whether to label herself a feminist or a black rights advocate.

This shows to me