Including Race in Feminist Theory

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Published Date
January, 1996
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This article discusses feminist theory and practice as it relates to race. Describes the interlocking nature of oppression - incorporating race, gender, and class to develop a fuller understanding of discrimination. A review of theory and literature is provided, noting that concerns of white feminists continue to dominate feminist theories and practices.

Excerpt: "The differences in power between women, which are supported and embedded in institutional structures, make it difficult for feminists to come together in support of common theories or practices. The feminist concept of experience as a guide to theory has enabled many groups of women to identify the forms of oppression they suffer... Challenging one oppression makes women conscious of other oppressions, but the interconnected nature of the oppressions makes them difficult to remove."

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