Foregrounding gender meant that white women could take center stage, could claim the movement as theirs, even as they called on all women to join. It was there as the only black female present in feminist classrooms, in consciousness-raising, that the author began to engage race and gender theoretically. It shows us that no matter how misguided feminist thinkers have been in the past, the will to change, the will to create the context for struggle and liberation. Individual white women and women of color who have worked through difficulties to make the space where bonds of love and political solidarity can emerge need to share the methods and strategies that we have successfully employed. Biased feminist scholarship which attempts to show that white girls are somehow more vulnerable to sexist conditioning than girls of color simply perpetuates the white supremacist assumption. That white females require and deserve more attention to their concerns and ills than other groups.