Four colored girls who have considered politics: Enter the halls of power. America needs us

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October 2, 2018

Four colored girls who have considered politics: Enter the halls of power. America needs us

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By Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore, political activists and co-authors of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics," coming Oct. 2.

As black women, our very existence is political. It’s time for us — whether we’re in politics or not — to take the decision-making into our own hands.

We are women of color in America, which means that the very basis of our existence  is political. We have not had the pleasure of living our lives distinctly separate from the political decisions that were made before we were born. From the days of our enslaved ancestors until today, our courses have been determined by the decisions made by others and pressed upon us, decisions that determined where we would live, the opportunities we would be afforded, the schools that would be available to us, and the career choices that would present themselves.

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