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Black Giving Birth to White

“Show me somethin’ dat caution ever made! Look whut nature took and done. Nature got so high in uh black hen she got tuh lay uh white egg…”

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes were Watching God (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1937), 79.

Notes: nature vs. caution – what is the significance of this?; black giving birth to white = white people’s dependence on black people?