Women & Race

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Reading Time: 9 minutes “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” Carter G. Woodson Black History Month and its origins Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements, history and contributions by people of African…

Read More Black History Month Matters (And Five Brilliant Female Black British Trailblazers You Should Know)

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Have you noticed there are more Black faces on our TV screens? Especially on US programmes? On 29th July the BBC aired the documentary; “TV’s Black Renaissance: Reggie Yates in Hollywood”. Presented by Yates himself and Produced and Directed by Yemi Bamiro. Yates is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ.  The documentary set out…

Read More So, We Are Seeing More Black People On TV, What’s The Big Deal?

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Reading Time: 7 minutes In part one we uncovered the policing of women’s anger. Discouraged in them while encouraged in men. There is another layer, because the policing of “women’s anger has never been uniform…Black, Latina, and Asian women have faced racist assumptions about their anger”[1]. Race therefore makes anger particularly suspect. The “angry black woman” (ABW) myth expresses…

Read More Being Pissed Off As A Woman Is (Still) ACCEPTABLE! Part 2

Reading Time: 9 minutes The works of Shulamith Firestone (A Dialectic of Sex), Audre Lorde (The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House), Angela Davis (Women, Race & Class) and Reni Eddo-Lodge (Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race) all demonstrate how race and sex are interlinked.  The message I take from these writers, is…

Read More What does “women’s progress” mean in a racist culture?

Reading Time: 8 minutes I am starting to question my limited knowledge of the contribution of black women in challenging inequality. Have I been relying on accounts that perhaps too often exclude their work and experiences? If included, rarely painted as leaders? As role models? Accounts that imply black women have had no significant role in the freedoms we…

Read More What can we learn from the limited account on the role of black women in the fight for equality?