NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Karen Attiah, The Washington Post global opinions editor, about women of color in the #MeToo movement.
Educating oneself on feminism that centers women of color is important for recognizing how racism and sexism function together in intersecting forms of oppression. As a Black feminist, I am most familiar with concepts by Black women scholars like bell hooks and Patricia Hill Collins. To familiarize yourself with some of their work, check out this list of seven concepts created by Black women intellectuals.
Intersectionality comes from an understanding that identities, privilege, and oppression are intimately connected and cannot be segmented from each other.
An intersectional mass movement would explicitly look for change through a kaleidoscopic lens and would itself be composed of many different identities.
There are many pieces to this movement and below are some important ones to consider for this 21st century intersectional movement.
“Recent research has documented that black girls are punished at school at rates that are even more disproportionate than those experienced by black boys. For example, they are suspended six times more often than white girls. Morris calls this “a story untold,” and she sets out to tell it in her new book, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.”
Read on here: The Untold Stories Of Black Girls : NPR Ed : NPR
From last year, but still a powerful and relevant point. Read on: This Is Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock