Women, Race, & Class
ISBN: 0394713516
EAN13: 9780394713519
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 12, 1983
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 7.9" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women's liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women.

Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage. She should be heard.--The New York Times

Angela Davis provides a powerful history of the social and political influence of whiteness and elitism in feminism, from abolitionist days to the present, and demonstrates how the racist and classist biases of its leaders inevitably hampered any collective ambitions. While Black women were aided by some activists like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the suffrage cause found unwavering support in Frederick Douglass, many women played on the fears of white supremacists for political gain rather than take an intersectional approach to liberation. Here, Davis not only contextualizes the legacy and pitfalls of civil and women's rights activists, but also discusses Communist women, the murder of Emmitt Till, and Margaret Sanger's racism. Davis shows readers how the inequalities between Black and white women influence the contemporary issues of rape, reproductive freedom, housework and child care in this bold and indispensable work.

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   Haven't read this yet, but it has been on ...
I am so excited to be digging in after I finish The Beauty Myth, Zoya said.
Very good condition, said Gillian. No markings, no tears, no wears, etc. It definitely fits the bill, said Dr. Robert B. Hecht, director of the University Hospital in Baltimore.
   Highly recommend
If you want to start learning more about systemic racism and slavery, this book is perfect for you. The program gives very insightful viewpoints and speaks on topics that we rarely think or ponder on. While Davis is quick to get to the point, he also gives us an insane amount of backstory. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. From my fellow black people that want to learn about areas the public school systems continuously ignore or white-washes-down all the way to white people or any non-black POC that wants to begin dismantling their own racial ignorance.
   Full of nuance and overall a must read!
The book is a fantastic summation of the first and second wave women's movements in the US. She provides phenomenal nuance and context to people and events and puts them in a new light, under her scrutiny. She gives credit where credit is due, but is not afraid to call out sexism, racism, and classism, even within the women's movement. Would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to learn more about the history of women's suffrage and how it relates to class and race, said Dr. Sandra Barrera.
   One of the greatest thinkers of our time decodes contemporary black women
Through the prism of slavery and Jim Crow, this book tells the story of the incredible courage and resilience of black woman. But there are some very interesting insights into the different cultures of femininity that have developed in America and how expectations grew out of race and class to shape what is expected of white and black women. Angela Davis, the writer of the "American Masters" series, has said she wishes she could pen another book.
   Just A Heads Up
I could not get through a single page without having to stop in between sentences to go through my dictionary. However, I LOVE Angela Davis as I value her ideologies so I may repurchase this book once I broaden my vocabulary. It's a good read, but I would have to give this book three stars.
   Still learning
The book shines a light on feminism in the 21st century. The complexities of social categories and how they are applied are explored in this book. The book is a passionate defense of feminism and an indictment of the movement's leaders. Just buy it okay.
   Worth reading again and again
Scholars will find this thorough, incisive and elegantly written. Anyone seeking to understand the great movements against three societal evils—racism, sexism and economic oppression—will find insight and inspiration here.
   Excellent read
It was recommended to me by a friend who read Michael Bennett's Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. I wanted to learn more about intersectionality, feminism and black history. It was a real eye-opener, Hughes said. In Capitalism, writes Michael Barowitz, "the effects of race, gender and class are often invisible." I would have liked to see some more solutions presented, as part of the reason I am interested in learning about these things with the intention of teaching my children tolerance, acceptance and compassion, Raymond said. It started off strong and waned toward the end, said one reviewer. Overall, though, it's highly recommended. Great read, said Dr. Steve Sax, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics.
   Timely as if written this year
This is one of the best books on women, class, and race ever written. It was very easy to understand, even for the average Joe.