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Jacque Reid talks to Shannen Dee Williams, an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville about blacks nuns and racism in the Catholic church.

“There are three surviving black sisterhoods. On one hand their is this painful history but on the other hand it also gives us another side of Catholicism that we aren’t familiar with.”

On Sister Act falsely portraying sisters:

“Thea Bobin was a native of Mississippi. She was arguably the most famous catholic sister in the United States. She was profoundly popular so when Sister Act comes out and is reduced to an ambiguously woman…”

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