ABSTRACT

The way I looked at it, a white person might be judgin me, but I'm judgin them, too. If they seem as if they was scornful of a colored person, at the same time that they was scornful of me, I'm the same way about them … if my place ain't good enough for you—[if] I ain't good enough to drink out of a glass that you got because I'm black, I don't want to do it. —Sara Brooks, in Simonsen 1986, 199