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Susan B Anthony Doesn't Deserve ‘I Voted’ Stickers | Op-Ed | NowThis

Susan B  Anthony Doesn't Deserve ‘I Voted’ Stickers | Op-Ed | NowThis

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hi my name is Luria every election year women cast their ballots and trek to Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester New York they proudly placed their I

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on the headstone a woman's suffrage heroine

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they have perpetuated idealized versions of

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and her white colleagues such as Carrie Chapman Catt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton evidence of their ruthless racial bias has been pushed to the shadows enabling the
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erasure of their women of color counterparts who also fought tirelessly for the right to vote

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only appeared to care about black people when the status quo was in her favor in 1864 woman's loyal National League President Elizabeth Cady Stanton and

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the league secretary both signed a congressional petition in support of the 13th constitutional amendment to abolish slavery their petition garnered nearly 400,000 signatures however when the Fifteenth Amendment was
ratified giving African American men the right to vote

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Stanton and her colleagues were enraged Lori Ginsburg a history and women's studies professor at Penn State University spoke with NPR in 2011 about her book Elizabeth Cady Stanton an American life there she shared quotes in which Stanton stated that educated virtuous white women were more worthy of the vote and her fear for future women if these degraded black men were allowed to vote years prior when speaking with Frederick
Douglass at an 1886 meeting of the American Equal Rights Association

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famously asserted I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman of course in the 19th century when only white men were able to cast a ballot there were disagreements among campaigners about which disenfranchised group

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d the vote first whether

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was referring specifically to the white woman are all women regardless of race is
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irrelevant when you consider her abandonment of her abolitionist roots when black men were being heinous Lee lynched across the nation for attempting to exercise their newly constitutionalized right to vote some people might argue that women such as

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were just products of the times in which they lived that she didn't live in an era that welcomed progressive ideals and outspoken opposition but that's bullsh compassion wasn't invented in the 21st century
african-americans were facing injustice at an inopportune time for her

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did nothing sometimes silence is more damaging than words at the onset of the 20th century

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was aligning herself with the likes of Belle Kearney a Mississippi born women's suffrage advocate and an outright white supremacist in the words of Carrie Chapman Catt the founder of the League of Women Voters white supremacy will be strengthened not weakened by women's suffrage I believe that true equity
and women's rights will never be achieved unless it is intersectional validating and fighting for the plights of all individuals who identify as women next Election Day when you're looking for a home for your I

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I suggest you make your way to Oak Hill Cemetery Crematory in Battle Creek Michigan where it's a journey to flies a fearsome champion for women's rights whose 1851 speech ain't IA woman is still heralded by educators and historians to this day or Oakwood
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Cemetery in Chicago Illinois well you'll find the headstone of Ida B Wells the activists and journalists who led an anti-lynching campaign following the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment and refused to be hidden by white suffrages who instructed black supporters to march in the rear of the 1913 parade in Washington DC or place your sticker within the Fannie Lou Hamer memorial garden in ruleville Mississippi and pay homage to the incomparably brave civil rights activists she overcame
police brutality she was fired from a job for trying to register to vote and president lyndon b johnson himself tried to draw attention away from her speeches she was still without a doubt one of the most powerful speakers of the era the pursuit of justice does not have to be an exclusionary journey and although

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couldn't see that

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't mean you have to settle for her narrow view of victory I'm not saying

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was the most racist fraud who ever lived there
were many more racist white women suffragists than i've named here there were also white women suffragists who didn't resort to racism to sustain their agenda jesse daniel ames was a suffragette from texas who founded the association for southern women for the prevention of lynching it was fully integrated and peaked at 40,000 members what I want is for the names of the women of color who was stood violence and disenfranchisement while fighting for the right to vote often without the
help of their white counterparts to be given their due do the research learn their names and think about who really

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s your gratitude when the next election comes you