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Black Feminist Thought

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PAS324 Ratcliff

on 11 September 2012

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Transcript of Black Feminist Thought

Chapters 1 & 2
Shola Fagbamila
Crystal Andrews
Malik Amandla
Gershon Blandon
Jordan Smith Black Feminist Thought Oppression of
Class The Politics of Black Feminist Thought "How long shall the fair daughters of Africa be compelled to burry their minds and talents beneath a load of iron pots and kettles?" Knowledege is Power The Responsibility of Mothers Voting
Place in Public Office
Fair Treatment by Criminal Justice System Rights Black Women Have had to Fight For Prostitution
Aunt Jemima
Welfare Mothers Negative Stereotypes Scholars
Leadership Positions Denying Black Women Academic Credentials Black Woman Ideaology White Man Ideaology What About Us? Black Femenist Thought as
Critical Social Theory Language, Religion, Family Structure
and Community Politics Differences in Work
Before & After WWII Insider View Into
the White Households Distinguishing Features Of Black Feminist Thought Black Feminist Thought A term that is widely used, yet remains difficult to define
Referred to as the tradition with no name Why do YOU feel that Black Feminism is relevant? The Importance of Black Feminism As long as Black women are subordinate racially, sexually, in class, gender, and in this nation...Black Feminism will be the activist response to that oppression Black Feminism remains important because Black women remain oppressed The Forming of Networks Developing Black Feminist Thought Not All Black Intellectuals
are Educated Objectives of the Volume Others Not Excluded in Black
Feminist Thought Intersectionality of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Nationality Would you agree with the author that black feminist theory should include other races, genders, and sexuality's or just focus on black women? How does one develop "Black Feminist Thought"? Change of Action
Alteration of Expierence
Shift in Consciousness Finding the Link between oppression and activism Turn of the century club movements
Anti-racist social justice movements of the 1960's-Present Two moments that characterized Black Feminist visibility Intellectual Tasks
Asking the right questions
Investigating every dimension of black women standpoint
Analyzing social location
Merging intellectual work with activism Dialogical Practices & Black Women Intellectuals Young Woman's Blues by
Bessie Smith Feminism &The Blues
Through their music they not only depict black womens realities, they aim to shape them. -Audre Lorde It is axiomatic that if we do not define ourselves for ourselves, we will be defined by others -for their use &our detriment. Dr. Umar Johnson on Black Feminism
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