Collin's quote from The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought
"Black women's everyday acts of resistance challenge two prevailing approaches to studying the consciousness of oppressed groups. One approach claims that subordinate groups identify with the powerful and have no valid independent interpretation of their own oppression. The second approach assumes that the oppressed are less human than their rulers and, therefore, are less capable of articulating their own standpoint. Both approaches see any independent consciousness expressed by an oppressed group as being not of the groups' own making and/or inferior to the perspectives of the dominant group. More important, both interpretations suggest that oppressed groups lack the motivation for political activism because of their flawed consciousness of their own subordination." (Collins, 1989, pg 746-747)
Read the quote above and review the article to augment your understanding of Collin's work. In your own words describe what black feminist thought is and how you interpret it. Provide two examples in current events that are directly about a black woman or collectively about black women's experiences in the United States. Explain the relevant points in your post and discuss why these two current events affirm or negate the ideas presented above.
Develop a 250 word original post by Friday and respond to another student by Sunday. Your original post should include an overview of what you read in Black Feminist Thought, an analysis of the two major themes from the reading that directly address the questions above and a conclusion that asks critical thinking questions (open ended questions about the subject matter). These questions will be the prompt to other students to respond to you.