Black and Women's Rights
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This paper briefly looks at how the conflicts between black and women's rights have been significant factors in the story of the civil rights movement, although women were some of the most important activists in that movement. It looks at how the struggle between men and women of color is an important factor in issues of poverty, employment, and family life.
From the Paper:"The Color Purple protest may have been connected with the previously described sexual nature of Black man sexuality as described above, but it may also be to do with the nature of feminism, which is essentially concerned with Gender, and racial activism is chiefly concerned with the issues of race in society; both of these communities look for the black women's issues to be fixed by achievement of their own interests, not through total equality. In addition, even those, such as Ngwainmbi, who comment upon the black/woman divide, also consider 'middle class' status to be essential to improving black women's status: thereby ignoring class issues. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Buncombe, Andrew Gay rights in America: meet Norman, the gay icon from The Independent 29 March 2007.
- Collins, Patricia Hill Black Feminist Thought in Gould, Carol, (ed) Gender Humanities Press, New Jersey (1997)
- Daniels, Ron The Struggle for Women's Equality in Black America in The Black World Today 5 April, 2000
- Fairclough, Adam Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 Penguin (2001).
- Institute for Women's Policy Research The Status of Women in Massachusetts: Highlights from http://www.iwpr.org
Cite this Term Paper:
Black and Women's Rights (2009, September 17) Retrieved August 15, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/black-and-women-rights-116360/
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