COMBAHEE RIVER COLLECTIVE STATEMENT PDF

The most general statement of our politics at the present time would be that we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression, and see as our particular task the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking. The synthesis of these oppressions creates the conditions of our lives. As Black women we see Black feminism as the logical political movement to combat the manifold and simultaneous oppressions that all women of color face. We will discuss four major topics in the paper that follows: 1 the genesis of contemporary Black feminism; 2 what we believe, i.

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These women are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression. It is their particular task to further the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking.

To this specific group of women, the NBFO is a coalition they believe in, but it did not recognize or address black lesbian feminist politics and systems of oppression within their group. The way these relate to each other is called intersectionality. Intersectionality: the study of intersections between forms or systems of oppression, domination or discrimination.

Black females and even more specifically Black females v. Lesbian Black females.. To properly identify and bring into visibility and awareness, lesbian black feminists took their political ideologies and made them publicly known and articulated. The most general statement of our politics at the present time would be that we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression, and see as our particular task the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking.

The synthesis of these oppressions creates the conditions of our lives. As Black women we see Black feminism as the logical political movement to combat the manifold and simultaneous oppressions that all women of color face.

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The Combahee River Collective Statement

Linda Napikoski Updated January 30, The Combahee River Collective, a Boston-based organization active to , was a collective of black feminists, including many lesbians, critical of white feminism. Their statement has been a key influence on black feminism and on a social theory about race. They examined the interplay of sexism, racism, economics, and heterosexism. The Combahee River Collective was a group of black feminists who wanted to clarify their place in the politics of feminism and to create a space apart from white women and black men.

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Analysis Of Combahee River Collective

The most general statement of our politics at the present time would be that we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression, and see as our particular task the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking. The synthesis of these oppressions creates the conditions of our lives. As Black women we see Black feminism as the logical political movement to combat the manifold and simultaneous oppressions that all women of color face. We will discuss four major topics in the paper that follows: 1 the genesis of contemporary Black feminism; 2 what we believe, i.

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