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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, doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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 don’t 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 women’s experience and stance “When will we be paid for the work we’ve 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 that’s 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 didn’t want to just blend in to society (of murderers) it’s deeply rooted in personal waves of understanding in America •...
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- Fall '07
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