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Mule of the World

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What does Nanny mean when she says that black women are "de mule uh de world"?

A

Black women have to carry the burdens that no one else in society wants to carry.

B

Black women are treated like animals by black men.

C

Nanny has grown strong from carrying heavy objects and she doesn't want Janie to have to do the same thing.

D

Black women are stubborn, so mules are a good representation of their stubbornness.

E

Nanny wishes for Janie to live the life of a white woman.