The day we became Black ....
"[R]ace, exactly like sex, is taken as an “immediate given,” a
“sensible given,” “physical features,” belonging to a natural order.
But what we believe to be a physical and direct perception is only
a sophisticated and mythic construction, an “imaginary formation,”
which reinterprets physical features ... through the network of
relationships in which they are perceived. (They are seen as black,
therefore they are black; they are seen as women, therefore, they
are women. But before being seen that way, they first had to be
made that way)." Monique Wittig - One Is Not Born a Woman