Multiracial feminism is described as a “liberation movement spearheaded by women of color” and focused primarily on intersectional analysis and both an international and a multiracial approach to oppression.
It is widely agreed by many if not most multiracial feminists that multiracial feminist theory is needed in order to broaden feminist discourse and bring much-needed intersectionality to contemporary feminist movements.
The author, known as Halima Anderson, goes into a rant on how and why black feminists and womanists have turned their backs on black women.
Just a little taste: If you look at most of the analysis for black women out there (whether they are by womanists, black feminsists etc), it still very much considers black women entities ‘the community’.
I don’t know why I continue to read certain news organizations’ content, websites or blogs, but I like to see what varying opinions are floating around out there on the Internets.
I stumbled onto a so-called Black Women Empowerment blog called Black Women’s Interracial Relationship Circle (note the clever URL).
There is a certain way of acting when you are a male or female from the black race.I like to read these types of blogs to get an idea of what other black women are saying in the blogosphere and to get a feel of the pulse of a certain segment of black women.The author’s post, “The primary reasons why BWE are the real champions of black women,” caught my eye.The activist work of WOC has been erased from the second wave movement.The term, "multiracial" was used to illustrate the importance of race interacting with other forms of oppression to understand gender relations.To BWE the work which bw do or what they are to their community, is not more important than the health and well-being of black women itself! Ask yourself, which other justice group even those that claim to be all about bw are willing to go as far as to say, ‘Black woman, you are now more in danger from within so our models and frameworks need to take this into account and to ensure the survival of bw we will be willing to go as far as detach her from our community-bound, and community-based models if necessary’.True champions of bw put bw first, not behind the use and purpose of black women to their communities.But Black women’s bodies have always been tied to national narratives about the family, and as major social shifts have happened, Black women and their romantic and sexual practices are frequently blamed for our national decline.Take two examples: But as someone who has encountered/is encountering the very kinds of relational problems that Anna Cooper, Pauli Murray, Elise Johnson, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara and Michelle Wallace have written about, I want to be able to have an honest discussion with my sisters (and with brothers) about what partnering might look like for Black women in this day and age.In response, the Party asked a Black leader named Abner Berry to deal “with the problem.” Berry, himself married to a white woman, was staunchly opposed to outlawing interracial marriages on the grounds that this move would be “counterrevolutionary,” but he did institute some sessions on Black women’s triple oppression of race, class, and gender. But the notion that interracial dating happens in a social and political vacuum is naïve at best and an act of willful ignorance at worst.Apparently, they also tried to teach some of the white male communists how to dance so they would be more comfortable approaching Black women at parties. The idea that love and romance are pure social categories that we inhabit without political consequences is equally naïve.