Black Women : Black Woman, White Movement: Why Black Women are Leaving the Feminist Movement

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  1. Liberty

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    The Women’s Liberation movement fought to bring hardships of womanhood to light; from suffrage rights to income inequalities, the movement has, and is, continually addressing issues that inhibit women to live a fully free life. However, fragmentation within the women’s movement, specifically between Black and White women, has contributed to the rapid decline of the movement and hindered the effectiveness of a shared collective identity. According to
    Black Feminist scholar Barbara Smith, the Black Feminist movement focused on reproductive issues, equality in healthcare prevention of sexual harassment, and other pertinent issues. Unlike the White feminists, Black feminists are actively fighting against structural and institutional racism.

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    All of what the sisters are fighting for is righteous, but they should have known that a white organization would only be concerned with white issues. The white feminists wanted the numbers that women of color could bring, but only in support of their power struggle with white men. White feminist do not want equality with their men, they desire superiority. With them in charge, the system would not change. The figurehead of white supremacy would just be white women instead of white men.
     
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    Speaking for myself, I've never felt the need nor had the desire to ever join a movement led by white women, and sad to say, I'm skeptical of Black women that do. Some of us can be very naive and easily fooled.

    If you understand our history, why would any rational thinking person do such a thing? White women, if they are honest, clearly understand the privilege that their white skin gives them in a patriarchal society led by white men. When they look at me, they do see skin color, as do I when I look at them. There is no color blind society, in my opinion.

    "Despite this strong support for woman’s suffrage, black women sometimes faced discrimination within the suffrage movement itself. From the end of the Civil War onwards, some white suffragists argued that enfranchising women would serve to cancel out the “Negro” vote, as there would be more white women voters than black men and women voters combined. Although some black club women participated actively in the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the NAWSA did not always welcome them with open arms. In the 20th century, the NAWSA leadership sometimes discouraged black women’s clubs from attempting to affiliate with the NAWSA. Some Southern members of NAWSA argued for the enfranchisement of white women only. In addition, in the suffrage parade of 1913 organized by Alice Paul’s Congressional Union, black women were asked to march in a segregated unit. Ida B. Wells refused to do so, and slipped into her state’s delegation after the start of the parade.

    When the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, it legally enfranchised all women, white and black. However, within a decade, state laws and vigilante practices effectively disenfranchised most black women in the South. It would take another major movement for voting rights – the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s – before black women in the South would be effectively enfranchised."

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    black folk do got some gender issues however that needs to be addressed by sisters.....and brothers
     
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    On point and on time in 2017...
     
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    I never understood why Afrikan women joined the White Women's Liberation Movement! All it did was drive the wedge between them and us deeper!!
    I guess BaBa Clarke was right, we've been the most politically naive and gullible people in the world.
     
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    The feminist movement has historically sold out black people every chance they get. Morevoer, they have never acknowledged what they owe to blacks for they founding of their movement




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    Inequities in the U.S. impact Black men, Black women, Black children--thus, Black families. Black women, unfortunately, are caught in a double whammy being Black and female, both of which are regarded unequally in American society as compared to her white male and white female counterparts. For one example, pay inequity continues to be an extremely important issue for Black men, but moreso Black women. Both of us are paid less on average to white men, but Black women are also paid less than Black men and white women for equal work. So for Black women, there is a race and gender issue we must contend with. But joining a movement with white women won't guarantee Black women will benefit because gender and race are not cut from the same cloth. History has proven that. Putting aside all egos, Black men and Black women need to come together to fight all of these injustices together. From my perspective, that's the only way for the race to survive. I've not seen a white woman stand up and put a Black person's needs before her own. Not to say they don't exist. I've just not witnessed any. I've seen plenty, though, who consider themselves as liberals who have this need to be seen as martyrs or think they're doing Black folk favors. Who has seen the movie, "Get Out!"?
     
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