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Sexist attitudes often confronting white feminists and black male leaders alike to When and MOBI #224 initiate social and political reform From the open disregard for the rights of slave women to examples of today's covert racism and sexism in civil rights and women'sorganizations Giddings illuminates the black woman's cr Everything has a historical context It s important to understand and recognize that fact All of the movements we re seeing today have a historical context We ll take the Women s March for example There was uite a bit of criticism leveled at the Women s March because of its approach to intersectional feminism and what that would mean moving forward Those criticisms were valid and rooted in the history of women s movements This book is a comprehensive look at Black women s participation in liberation movements throughout the history of the United States It looks not only at their participation in liberation of women but their participation in the liberation of Black people as a whole It also stresses that for Black women especially the fight for eually has meant an assault from all sides From white women not taking into account the issues important to Black women because they didn t want to focus on race to Black men not concerning themselves with the uplifting of Black women in the fight and in many instances asking women to give up their independence in order for the man to have dominance I thought Giddings did a great job in structuring this book and in providing context for the information provided The information is provided chronologically which I found to be extremely helpful In my opinion it s important to understand where you ve been in order to appreciate where you re going Diggings decision to provide everything chronologically made sense Especially when patterns became obvious that regardless of the strides that had been made some of the same biases rear their ugly heads as time passes This book as a whole does a great job of highlighting the work of Black women throughout history in many different forms and fashion It takes a comprehensively look at the work that has been done and at the time of its original printing in the 1980s the work that still needs to be done If you re at all interested in the history of Black women and the work they ve put in towards euality then this book is a great introduction I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

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When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America

Usade for euality In the process she paints unforgettable portraits of black female leaders such as anti lynching activist Ida B Wells educator and FDR and Where I PDF #10003 adviser Mary McLeod Bethune and the heroic civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer among others who fought both overt and institutionalized oppression I came to this book from a recent list of must reads given by Ta Nehisi Coates and I m glad to have been enlightened on the subject From the title I was expecting of a philosophical discussion so I was surprised to encounter basically a straight history of the role of Black women in the struggle for racial and gender euality since the end of the Civil War A good summary occurs at the beginning of the last chapter At the turn of the century Black women initiated social reform in Black communities when government fell short and they created the means to educate their own They went toe to toe with White feminists defended themselves and the race and did not hesitate to chastise the men who sought to keep them from doing so In the process Black women helped launch and sustain the modern civil rights movement They also exposed the deep core of feminism which went to the heart of women s rights over their souls their bodies their families their labor And in the course of all that Black women may be said to have provided the means to free everyoneThe Black woman was able to accomplish so much in those years because she had an unshakable conviction The progress of neither race nor womanhood could proceed without her And she understood the relationship between the twoThe information here is vital and impressively researched though the book itself became tedious at times with the surfeit of names dates and organizations being difficult to follow I do still look forward to reading Giddings s later work Ida A Sword Among Lions and I recommend this to any students professional or otherwise of the Civil Rights or Feminist movementsNot Bad Reviewsblakerosser1

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When and Where I Enter Where I Kindle #216 is an elouent testimonial to the profound influence of African American women on race and women's movements throughout American history Drawing on speeches diaries letters and other original documents Paula Giddings powerfully portrays how black women have transcended racist and Thistaught me alot Like holy shit I never heard of 90% of the women mentioned in this book and this is despite how enormous steps they ve taken the sacrifices they made and battles they fought Goddamn it took me a while to get through it but I am glad I did Black women truly were the backbone the driving force of progress in the US Endless respect for that I want these women taught in history and social science curriculums It s important I m not American but it baffles me that women who influenced so much are left forgotten and ignored Not only by historians but feminists as well I m Danish so obviously American history wasn t something that was expanded on my knowledge on US history is cursory at best but my ignorance of these women and this part of history would be understandable Americans not knowing their own history tho that s another thing The whitewashing and the focus on men is infuriating


10 thoughts on “When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America

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    Thistaught me alot Like holy shit I never heard of 90% of the women mentioned in this book and this is despite how enormous steps they've taken the sacrifices they made and battles they fought Goddamn it took me a while to get through it but I am glad I did Black women truly were the backbone the driving force of progress in the U

  2. says:

    When and Where I Enter is a very informative book Another story history doesn't tell in the mainstream Black women weren't just collectively sitting around twittling their thumbs We were doing it even while we raised other people's

  3. says:

    This is one of the best books I've ever read So informative and so inspiring This book spans from the 18th Century to the 1980s and follows d

  4. says:

    The whole book is compelling and illuminating but the chapters on the Moynihan Report and the failure of Shirley Chisolm's presidential campaign and the ERA are worth the price of admission alone

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    Everything has a historical context It’s important to understand and recognize that fact All of the movements we’re s

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    When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America is a informational text which gives i

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    A very insightful look at the intersection between race and gender called intersectionality Anyone looking at studying feminism needs to look a

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