Shirley Chisholm Unbought And Unbossed Analysis

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Maiya Minor
4/10/17
Professor: Ellis
Shirley Chisholm Reaction Paper:
Unbought and unbossed

“Unbought and unbossed” is an interesting film that covers issues with African American women, and sexual politics that also offers a simple literary perspective of a black woman who puts herself in the middle of at the some of the most political and important issues like: black nationalism, feminism and african american women, etc. Chisholm herself writes in her book “unbought and unbothered”, “…My present attitude toward politics as it is practiced in the United States: it is a beautiful fraud that has been imposed on the people for years, whose practitioners exchange gilded promises for the most valuable thing their victims own, their votes. And who benefits most? The lawyers. (Chapter 4)”. Shirley was very active in the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People
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She won the Congressional race against the odds of both her race and sex. Her motivation behind her actions were to make a name for herself as fighter for human rights and dignity. Chisholm made history by campaigning nation wide for the Democratic Party nomination for President. In these communities, leaders’ influence and authority come from being part of and sanctioned by their people. Conversely, being perceived as someone who puts oneself above others will destroy one’s credibility (Borda 19). I would identify Chisholm as a leader as a Guardians of Public Values. She practices activism in her community for the welfare of everyone. In order to live in a society where everyone is equal, there has to be a change in the idea of individualism that people’s mutual welfare and the social good come first. Although people doubted her, she still triumphed. She became one of the most influential women of our day, and through it all,despite
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