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Misogyny in the African American Community.

Atlanta-based writer, performance artist, and award-winning playwright Pearl Cleage. She's also a columnist for the Atlanta Tribune," and, more importantly, a "third-generation black nationalist feminist." She has a new book of essays, "Deals with the Devil: And other Reasons to Riot," (Ballatine Books). One of her columns, "Mad At Miles," is about her anger at Miles Davis for his "violent crimes against women," about our willingness to forgive the sins of a genius, and the violence done to black women by black men.

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Other segments from the episode on August 30, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 30, 1993: Interview with Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Interview with Pearl Cleage.

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