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Unformatted text preview: Black Studies 1 Lipsitz 11/15/07 Sonny Patterson performance Tonight at 7:30 poetic voice how participatory democracy live on Angela Davis and Charles Payne insist that gender makes the difference, doesnt mean you add on the stories of women to the stories of men Difference gender makes in what we have been studying Race never appears by itself, struggle for freedom of AA has never been to remove racialized impediments from life Pass 13 th 14 th and 15 th amendments, right to vote, rid of Jim Crow, move about freely Race is a crucible in which other cruelties are learned and legitimated Race is natural, necessary and inevitable Racism is a way to organize and monopolize resources for benefit of some and bad for others Same people that claim it was unnatural for white and black to mix, but had black women as wet nurses for their babies Recoiled at color of skin, misses that race doesnt appear alone Connected to class, gender difference and these connections are part of why the black struggle has taken the form it has The struggle is not eliminate a one at a time oppression, remove race and things will be fine(no) Intersectionality out of which the freedom struggle came Black women having roles other women in society dont have Comes from slave labor, denied of womanhood The stone the builder rejected becomes the corner stone Psalms Film Staples sisters gospel group came out of Azusa street revival, present womens experience and stance When will we be paid for the work weve done? Cooked food, washed clothes, picked cotton, laid railroad steal, beat up, called names, shot down, when feel right told they were wrong Rendition of this comes in wake of movement thats been led at the grassroots by women Recognize that Baker, Clark, Hamer, drove movement, took risks that made it possible Shaped politics in a particular way, b/c women were underestimated they could do more Created a more democratic form in MI and south, produced politics, eliminate negative obstacles, create new democratic institutions, create new men and women They didnt want to just blend in to society (of murderers) its deeply rooted in personal waves of understanding in America...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course BL ST 1 taught by Professor Lipsitz during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.
- Fall '07