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The Divergence of Feminism: How White Feminist Thought Fails Black Women

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April 2020

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Feminism. The movement made to focus on women’s disparities in America, lacks the scope to include the disparities of black women. White feminist thought differs from black feminist thought because of intersectionality. With all the identities that black women occupy and experience, not acknowledging one of them objectifies them, leaving black women socially invisible. With this lack of acknowledgment, we must pose the question, “Where exactly do black women belong if not in a group that was created to represent them?” This question is the basis of analysis on the gaps in white feminist thought that black women occupy.

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The Divergence of Feminism: How White Feminist Thought Fails Black Women

Feminism. The movement made to focus on women’s disparities in America, lacks the scope to include the disparities of black women. White feminist thought differs from black feminist thought because of intersectionality. With all the identities that black women occupy and experience, not acknowledging one of them objectifies them, leaving black women socially invisible. With this lack of acknowledgment, we must pose the question, “Where exactly do black women belong if not in a group that was created to represent them?” This question is the basis of analysis on the gaps in white feminist thought that black women occupy.