LftS: Black Women
It’s Black Woman Appreciation Month this month on the Freedom Train Network. Lessons from the Screen is using its first show during this month of May not to blindly appreciate Black Women, but to let Black Women know that We See You and we Hear YOU. Black Women have always found themselves in an awkward place in American Society. In some ways viewed as not quite the same as Black Men and in other ways viewed as not quite the same as White Women but never really recognized as a unique entity. This middle ground has often times led to a level of invisibility and a constant amount of being used by all sides without offering any major assistance for their own issues. Black Men seek unity with our Black Women as we fight against racism. White Women seek unity with Black Women in their fight against sexism. Neither of the groups however, seem to make much of a fuss about issue affecting black women only and both groups are extremely critical of Black Women especially when they chose to identify as something different from their respective groups.
During this episode of lessons from the screen we are going to be looking at the development of the Modern Black Feminist. We will be talking about the often difficult position black women find themselves in, their invisibility, and their warrior spirit, and what we can do to support them better as men and as a community. On this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be talking about Black Women in America.
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