The existence of Black feminism to some Black people(especially Black men) is like the existence socialism or communism to Americans during the Cold War. Black feminists are seen as a ‘bra burning, men hating and community destroying collection of angry Black women’. This could not be farther from the truth.
A truth that existed before Black Feminists were blamed for Birth Of A Nation’s lack of success or expected limited success depending on who you listen to or your knowledge of the independent film market.
Black feminists have been at the heart of the fight against slavery, inequality, civil rights and equality for men that have often forgotten or lacked the care to be empathetic to the challenges Black Women have and do combat. I mentioned this in my apology to Black women.
‘Black feminism is a school of thought which argues that sexism, class oppression, gender identity and racism are inextricably bound together. The way these concepts relate to each other is called intersectionality. The term intersectionality theory was first coined by legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989.’
In this video, Kimberly Foster of For Harriet explains why we should be thanking Black feminists.
If you are still curious or unsure about Black feminism read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s
Here are some empowering Articles and poems by Black women:
- Why Black Women Are The Best
- What A Woman Must Do- Ursula Rucker
- Motive and Thoughts- Lauryn Hill
- Hey Black Child- Useni Eugene Perkins
- They Called Me Black/Me Gritaron Negra- Victoria Santa Cruz
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