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SOCI-202 Black Feminism I

Black feminism is the study of how gender, race and class issues are inextricably linked to oppression. Black feminism goes beyond mainstream feminisms and sees itself as a collective social movement. This course is primarily an activist response to intersecting oppressions that subordinate black women and others in terms of race, gender, class, sexuality, nation and the need for autonomy in the face of the privileged. Politics not only concerns personal experiences, however challenging and courageous, but must address larger agendas that go beyond individual temperament, choices and placement. There are no formal prerequisites for this course. 4 SH. CC: Diversity.