Black Feminist Politics And Praxis

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Black Feminist Politics and Praxis in Respect to UConn Reads Active Learning Activity Black Feminist Politics and theory grew out of many black women 's feelings of dissatisfaction following the civil rights era, and the white female feminist movement throughout the 1960-1970s. During the early conceptualization process of black feminist theory, the women of this new movement, specifically Kimberlé Crenshaw, came to name the term “intersectionality theory.” Black Feminist Politics and theory argues that sexism, racism, class oppression, and gender identity are intricately bound together. Complexly, they serve to maintain subjugation and suppression. In this essay, we will investigate the formulation and a brief history of Black Feminist…show more content…
The organization was instrumental in stating that the mainstream white feminist movement was not meeting their wants or needs. In their Collective Statement they spoke, “A combined antiracist and antisexist position drew us together initially, and as we developed politically we addressed ourselves to heterosexism and economic oppression under capitalism” (1982, 4). This statement truly grasped a portrait of the politics and thoughts of black feminists. As previously, mentioned, Black Feminist Politics is the intersectional analysis of the multitude of oppressions that black women face. It is not just the experience, for example, of sexism or racism, it is the overlapping prejudices and microagressions that black women face daily. Black Feminist Politics seeks to end these prejudices, discriminations, and microagressions. The Combahee River Collective was a crucial assemblage of individuals who expanded the politics and thought-process of black feminists. The Combahee River Collective Statement was a very important document because it set forth the foundations of contemporary black feminist thought and theory. When analyzed from the historical standpoint, overwhelmingly, black women who participated in the feminist movement during this time were often met with racism. The racism that they faced was often in the
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