The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
The Color Purple Race Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
I just don’t understand, say Miss Eleanor Jane. All the other colored women I know love children. The way you feel is something unnatural.
I love children, say Sofia. But all the colored women that say they love yours is lying… Some colored people so scared of whitefolks they claim to love the cotton gin. (87.56-57)
Eleanor Jane and Sofia finally have the racial confrontation that’s been coming between them for a long time, not because Eleanor Jane is a horrible person but because she’s blind to the realities of racism that exist around her.