Essay On Black Feminism

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Black Feminism
“The most disrespected woman in America, is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America, is the black woman” Malcolm X. That is what Malcolm X said this at the funeral for Ronald Stokes a man of color was killed by the police. . In this quote he is simply telling the audience that black women weren’t treated as human beings, not even property they were treated as dirt and garbage. Even in today’s ranking system, there is first the white men, then white women, after that black men, and at the very bottom there are black women. Black feminism has a variety of meanings from a variety of black feminists, but what they all have in common is the undeniable fact they are the lowest in the hierarchy of oppression. Having been very integral Black Feminism was a popular subject during the eras of slavery and post slavery, but it was brought to the public by black authors who had a first hand account of the dangers anomaly.. In Zora Neale Hurston’s semi-autobiographical novel
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A source that exemplifies this is with Zora Neale Hurston’s popular novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. In the novel the main protagonist recalls something her nanny told her “de nigger woman is de mule uh de world”(Hurston 2:44). A mule is the offspring of a donkey and a horse (strictly, a male donkey and a female horse), typically sterile and used as a beast of burden, which is somewhat the definition of black women during those difficult times and even now. Back in those times during slavery and even post slavery, it was normal for a white man to rape a black woman and then have children with her as a result of that rape. That is how low and demeaning black women were to the point where they were used as a way for white men to get pleasure or have an
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