Ruth is back with the second instalment of her monthly No Fly on the WALL column. This month she reflects on ‘blackness’, Americentrism, and identity. I love being black. In more recent years, that love has become even more unapologetic, self-preserving and relentless in nature. A saying I coined through discussion with some African American and … More Column #2: The Face of Global Blackness?
An abridged version of this article was originally published in the Spring Edition of STRIKE! magazine – a radical, quarterly newspaper dealing with politics, philosophy, art, subversion and sedition – in their celebratory Feminist Issue. This extended article is republished with permission. An ongoing struggle and point of tension within the Feminist movement is the … More ‘The Colour of My Struggle’: Black Feminism and Double Jeopardy in a World of Whiteness
When Mary Wollenstencraft published her polemic on Feminist Philosophy in 1792, against the tumultuous background of the French Revolution, she concerned herself with the rights afforded to “woman” – an abstract category. However, in Wollenstencraft’s world, there was seemingly something in the body social that drew all women together and merged their experiences. In today’s society, the difference … More A Vindication of the Rights of Black Women: A Contribution to a Discourse
One of the big questions society must answer right now is whether or not we live in a post-racial society. Some would say yes, but the vast majority (many of whom would be considered ethnic minorities in the UK and America) would disagree vehemently. Although we have come a very long way since the 1950s … More Beyond Black and White: Love, Race and the Interracial