Duchess Harris: The Alienation of Black Women from Feminist Movements

For 20 years I have read how Black women felt alienated by the second wave of feminism, but because I was born during this time period, I never "felt" it until the 2008 Presidential election.
It started with the extremely unpleasant showdown between Gloria Steinem and Melissa Harris Lacewell, (now Perry) surrounding Steinem’s NY Times Op Ed about then-Senator Barack Obama.
This was followed by the late Geraldine Ferraro’s dismissive comments that Senator Obama was winning the race because he was not White.

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. …He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

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One response to “Duchess Harris: The Alienation of Black Women from Feminist Movements

  1. Sonja

    Obama actually did win because he is somewhat black, since black voters voted for him for that reason and continue to support him only for that fact. Obama has done nothing for his demographic, absolutely nothing, and has in fact done everything opposite of but what he promised. Yet black voters still support him regardless, which proves the point. Other liberals
    ( perhaps white) realize he is a traitor, a liar and murderer of children in now 6 wars compared to Bush’s two.
    Well, you can pretend this is racism if you like. I beg to disagree. I think its sociopathic lying and mass slaughter of brown people for their resources, but sure…..in your mind it’s racism, thats always the way it is. We dont hate him because he’s a fucking corrupt mass murderer, like all the rest, we hate him cause he’s Black! Fuck you.

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