The Influence of African-American Women Case Study by Writing Specialists

The Influence of African-American Women
A discussion on "When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America" written by Paula Giddings.
# 92329 | 948 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2007 in English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Women Studies (Feminism)

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This paper discusses Giddings' works and the motivations for and the face of feminist movements in the 1960s and 70s. It highlights the influence and impact that black women have had on racial and sexual issues in America. The author of the paper offers a personal opinion on the state of racial and gender equality in a modern, progressive world.

From the Paper:

"Another surprising aspect of this black influence was that many radical white organizations still did not accept female members or support feminist ideas. Here are groups working for societal change and they still do not take women's concerns seriously. That is disturbing and even laughable that an organization dedicated to change was so deeply entrenched in male values that they could not accept women at a time when they were violently opposed to most aspects of modern society. How could they possibly have any remote hope of changing anything in society when they could not, or would not, alter their own prejudices and macho, sexist ideals?"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Giddings, Paula. "The Women's Movement and Black Discontent." When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women of Race and Sex in America. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1984.

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