Summary Of Patricia Hill Collins 'Black Feminist Thought'

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According to Patricia Hill Collins in Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, black feminists try to establish a voice for black women’s experiences in the world (p. 221). Black Feminism theorists such as Collins want to create knowledge and power within the black women to stand up to the patterned social domination, and allow subordinate groups to express and establish their own reality (p. 221). According to Ritzer and Stepnisky (2013), feminism theory explores the reality women experience within everyday life in a world that has been programmed and defined by men (pp. 202-203). Collins (1990) argues that black women, and other minority subordinate groups, have a different life experience than white

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