Black feminists aim to address issues not only of sexism, but the way in which oppression intersects sex, race, and class. Black feminists are different from traditional feminists in the range of experiences they represent, as opposed to feminism that focuses on white middle class women. They reject the idea of gender oppression felt evenly by all women and focus on the multiple disadvantages that black women face. By advocating the liberation of black women, the goal is to ensure freedom for all people, of all genders, races, and socioeconomic classes. Some of the important contributors to the movement include Alice Walker, Patricia Hill Collins, and Angela Davis, among other writers, philosophers and activists.
The goal of this blog is not only to illuminate the aims and ideas represented by black feminists, but also to understand the unique challenges faced by the movement.
– Michelle Luco, undergrad at the University of Miami