Nation of Cowards: “You Your Best Thing”: The Other Side to the Black Abortion Debate

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

 

 

 

“You Your Best Thing,” Paul D relays to a grief stricken and traumatized Sethe at the end of Toni Morrison’s most touted novel Beloved.

“You Your Best Thing,” Paul D relays to a grief stricken and traumatized Sethe at the end of Toni Morrison’s most touted novel Beloved. The physical embodiment of black women’s self-sacrifice( she kills her daughter to protect her from experiencing slavery), Sethe responds incredulously–“Me?Me?”–as if the very idea that she held value beyond her role as a caregiver and nurturer for someone else was beyond comprehension. The fact that Morrison puts these powerful words in Paul D’s mouth is certainly no coincidence

via Nation of Cowards: “You Your Best Thing”: The Other Side to the Black Abortion Debate.