By Patricia Hill Collins
Publish yr note: First released in 1990
In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American girls have constructed a wealthy highbrow culture that's not well known. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the phrases and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals in addition to these African-American ladies outdoors academe.
She offers an interpretive framework for the paintings of such favourite Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. the result's a perfectly crafted booklet that offers the 1st man made evaluation of Black feminist inspiration.
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For example, for African-American girls, age often offers little protection from assaults. Far too many young Black girls inhabit hazardous and hostile environments (Carroll 1997). In 1975 I received an essay titled “My World” from Sandra, a sixth-grade student who was a resident of one of the most dangerous public housing projects in Boston. Sandra wrote, “My world is full of people getting rape. People shooting on another. Kids and grownups fighting over girlsfriends. And people without jobs who can’t afford to get a education so they can get a job .
Not all Black women intellectuals are educated. Not all Black women intellectuals work in academia. S. colleges and universities, are automatically intellectuals. S. Black women intellectuals are not a female segment of William E. B. ” One is neither born an intellectual nor does one become one by earning a degree. Rather, doing intellectual work of the sort envisioned within Black feminism requires a process of self-conscious struggle on behalf of Black women, regardless of the actual social location where that work occurs.
When the very vocabulary used to describe Black feminist thought comes under attack, Black women’s self-definitions become even more difficult to achieve. For example, despite continued acceptance among many African-Americans of Afrocentrism as a term referencing traditions of Black consciousness and racial solidarity, academics and media pundits maligned the term in the 1980s and 1990s. Similarly, the pejorative meanings increasingly attached to the term feminist seem designed to discredit a move- 22 BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT ment dedicated to women’s empowerment.