Black Women's Oppression
A discussion of Elaine Brown's ideas on the oppression of black women in her autobiography "A Taste of Power".
# 120551 | 1,500 words | 16 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in African-American Studies (Historical Figures) , African-American Studies (Black Philosophy) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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This analysis presents the experiences of Elaine Brown in her autobiography "A Taste of Power" and those of Malcolm X in a number of works as a means of demonstrating how the idea of black liberation put forward by Malcolm X actually represented a prescription for the oppression of black women during the 1950s and 1960s.
From the Paper:"Evidence provided by Elaine Brown in "A Taste of Power" shows that the conception of black liberation put forward by Malcolm X is actually a prescription for the oppression of black women. Malcolm's views forged by the Nation of Islam (NOI) encompassed the belief that men must lead and women must follow that a man's place was in the world and the woman's place was in the home. A review of Malcolm's views and Brown's experiences definitely supports this contention that the masculinist..."
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