Women, Race & Class
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 12. velj 1983. - Broj stranica: 288
From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women.
“Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage. She should be heard.”—The New York Times
Angela Davis provides a powerful history of the social and political influence of whiteness and elitism in feminism, from abolitionist days to the present, and demonstrates how the racist and classist biases of its leaders inevitably hampered any collective ambitions. While Black women were aided by some activists like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the suffrage cause found unwavering support in Frederick Douglass, many women played on the fears of white supremacists for political gain rather than take an intersectional approach to liberation. Here, Davis not only contextualizes the legacy and pitfalls of civil and women’s rights activists, but also discusses Communist women, the murder of Emmitt Till, and Margaret Sanger’s racism. Davis shows readers how the inequalities between Black and white women influence the contemporary issues of rape, reproductive freedom, housework and child care in this bold and indispensable work.
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As Mother Bloor and her Communist party comrades con- cluded , the working class cannot assume its historical role as a revolutionary force if workers do not struggle relentlessly against the social poison of racism .
In 1936 Anita Whitney became the state chairperson of the Communist party of California , and was elected soon thereafter to serve on the party's National Committee . Once she was asked , “ Anita , how do you regard the Communist Party ...
I think even thou you all are Communist people that you are the best people I have ever met . The reason I put Communists in this letter is because some people don't like Communists for the simple reason they think Communist people is ...
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LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - oddandbookish - LibraryThing
I read this book for my Women in Politics class. This book's central focus is intersectional feminism. It highlights how gender, race, and class factor into inequality. This book started off ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - eenee - LibraryThing
This is a wonderful collection of essays about race (mainly black Americans v. white Americans/immigrants). Davis includes some really important information about early rich white (American) lady ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju