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Transcript of Black Feminism
"I am a Black Feminist. I mean I recognize that my power as well as my primary oppressions come as a result of my blackness as well as my womaness, and therefore my struggles on both of these fronts are inseparable."
- Audre Lorde
History of Black Feminism
Notable Black Feminists
Audre Lorde is a New york
Audre Lorde is a New York native born in 1934. Lorde is a big critique of the National Organization of Women, saying that it focused primarily on the experiences of white women and did not take into consideration the role of class, race and sexual orientation. Lorde is best known for her poetry and other feminist works.
Black Feminism encompasses so much more than just race and gender. It is the fight for equality among all people. From the way women are viewed in the media to the wage gap, Black Feminism serves as an example of the minority fight for equality.
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Understanding Black Feminism
Black feminism disrupts the racism inherent in presenting feminism as a for-whites-only ideology an political movement.
Black feminism highlights the contradictions underlying the assumed whiteness of feminism and serves to remind white women that they comprise neither the only nor the normative "feminists"
Black feminism challenges black women to confront their own views on sexism and women's oppression.
Black feminism started with the idea of
, proposed by Alice Walker.
is not about gender equality, but race and class oppression, according to Walker.