Black Feminism Movement Breakdown

Black Feminism the name suggests, is the movement against discrimination shown on Black women, and it is the voice against sexism and class oppression. Feminism is an age-old act or movement which was started by the White women against the discrimination showed on them by their men and others within and outside the household. It remained a White movement till recently and with the media and awareness of human rights reaching out to far-fledged and remote areas, more and more people are getting aware of Feminism and raising their voices against the criminal acts against women. The Asians, especially the Africans, are facing one of the worst kinds of gender and race discrimination, sexism, and class oppression due to poverty and internal conflicts. Many human activists are working hard to provide malnourished women and children food, shelter, and basic education. But very little is being done to control and end the criminal acts against women and the girl child. On various surveys taken it has been confirmed that Black women possess more Internal power when compared to White women though they lack money and education. Black Feminist movements were started way back in the 1970s but they kept losing ground on and off till the early 1990s. National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO) the first group to take up Black Feminism was established in 1973. After that, many smaller organizations were formed at various locations and levels to group black women of all classes, whether working or non-working, educated or not educated, together under one group to fight against sexism, racial discrimination, and class oppression. The association has produced several significant organizations which are dedicated to the fight against all forms of coercion. They have formed an exceptional model for cross-class society in which the needs of the poor are not assumed by the needs of the middle-class and the rich. The efficiency of the movement has not been consistent in the white feminist and black neighborhoods. Many white women in the feminist movement have recognized their racial discrimination and taken efforts to deal with it in anti-racist guidance seminars. The feminist theory now embraces an examination of the way sexuality; class, race, as well as gender persuade women’s lives. Many well-known colleges and universities have classes under their women’s branches that draw attention to black women’s writings and the past in the US and other nations. Yet, the progress has not been as helpful in the black community. The lingo of present black liberation activities even now has not succeeded in sufficiently tackle problems that influence black women. Though alertness of sexism has augmented within the black intellectual group of people, the accepted society, particularly that which in particular entails black men, for instance, the rap music industry, persists to be dreadfully chauvinist. There are quite a few disputes in front of the Black Feminist Movement. The movement must squeeze through to spread out support among Third World and black women. Learning about the right character and objective of the association together with resources and strategy for transform must reach the women who have little or no contact with the movement. The development of counselor relationships between black women intellectuals or activists and young black students, both female and male is required. Personal efforts must be associated with a bigger feminist movement to attain change so that new black feminists need not reinvent hypotheses or search again for the past that was never documented. Black female prejudice has to be developed so as to address black women as the key audience of serious and theoretical black feminism. Reverence for associate black women must be developed and protected despite the racist, sexist, and classist ethnic possessions with which all Americans are concerned. Differences among black women must be recognized and confirmed, rather than mistreated. Alliances must be reinforced between the black feminist movement and its base movements. It must hold the present male-dominated black liberation movement responsible for its sexism and simultaneously work with the movement to end the coercion of black people. There should also be a communication between the white-dominated feminist movement and the black feminist movement to carry on developing hypothesis and accomplishment which venture toward the end of sexism. Therefore black feminist movements can take advantage of the power and influence that each of these groups has evolved and cannot be ignored in any perspective (But Some of Us Are Brave).

Works Cited

  1. But Some of Us Are Brave.