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But Some Of Us Are Brave: All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: Black Women's Studies

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This ground-breaking collection provides hours of enjoyment for the general reader and a wealth of materials needed to develop course units on black women; political theory, literary essays on major writers, guidelines for consciousness-raising about racism, and surveys of black women's contributions to the blues. "Important and innovative."--Feminist Bookstore News
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by The Feminist Press at CUNY (first published 1986)
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Tressie Mcphd
I have a complicated history with feminism that is probably not unique for a post-civil rights/black power movement black woman. But, all issues with the word feminism aside, I recognized myself too much in these essays to deny that whether I like it or not, I am constantly inhabiting multiple worlds. If the black man's plight is double-consciousness the black woman's must be a quad-consciousness. Michele Wallace's essay could well be my life save the 15 pounds she actually lost. She ends her es ...more
Craig Cunningham
This book exemplifies the early specifc work done in the area of African American feminism. I loved the book, and have often had the opportunity to read it over and over again. Also, looking at this text as a required reading in my African American History Class. Superb!!!
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Aug 11, 2013 Andrew rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
This book actually was first published in 1982, so that's thirty one years ago. However, this book still has a lot of value and relevance right now. The Title of the book has actually changed but I wish they didn't do that. Basically this book is about black women and it exposes the racism in the feminist movement and the sexism in the black civil rights movement. This book is about the struggle black women endure in a racist and sexist society. The chapters break down all the stereotypes about ...more
Massielita
So many of the points of view expressed in the essays in this book are still applicable and accurate today. Specifically that feminism needs to be intersectional.
Carmen Slaughter
I've had this book for years but ever so often I revisit it. I'm always inspired and amazed when I do. Essential reading for men and women of all backgrounds.
Andi
Amazing. These women wrote stuff that is still so relevant today, brilliantly tackling the intersection of racism and sexism and the unique experiences black women live in our society. There are a lot of different essays with very strong voices analyzing every angle. Must read. Absolutely phenomenal.
Beth
An interesting portrait of the moment when black women's studies was beginning to come into its own...a great book for understanding the historiography of the field in the mid-1980s.
Camilla Lyons
Even thought, I just started to read it. I find the book very in depth with our issues of yesterday and today. I think this book should be on every black woman and men shelves.
Meg
A lot of it is bibliographies and syllabi, advice for classwork and so on. Awesome for that purpose but not a text for a casual reader. I will definitely be using the bibliographies to find more books.
Cara Byrne
An incredibly important collection framing Black women's studies and noting the many unrecognized contributions of Black women in America during the last four hundred years.
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an excellent reflection of the gaps that occurred in the feminist movement between european american women and women of color
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Black woman searching for her identity and proving her autonomy.
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