I took a detour from hot takes to consider how the words of the Combahee River Collective resonate today. Their anti-capitalism, solidarity & internationalism are still everything we need to understand and organize in this moment.
"Racism alone could not explain what killed my mother," writes. "It was the overlap of race, gender, and the aspirations to the comfort of a class that she poked around the edges of but could not ultimately break into."
“Until Black Women Are Free, None of Us Will Be Free.” - ⁦
kills it here. Such an excellent piece and a great read to start your day.
The women of the Combahee River Collective, formed in 1974, imagined a course of politics that could take Black women from the margins of society to the center of a revolution.
How the women of the Combahee River Collective, formed in 1974, pioneered the notion of “identity politics,” perhaps one of the most controversial and misunderstood terms in all of U.S. politics.
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“If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all the systems of oppression.” - Combahee River Collective
I am always learning from and inspired by the work of my colleague ⁦⁩. The words and praxes of Combahee continue to be radically instructive. ✊🏾 Until Black Women Are Free, None of Us Will Be Free
At , asst. prof. says we can take inspiration "from the imaginative optimism" of the Combahee River Collective to address the current moment and what might come next.
Until Black Women Are Free, None of Us Will Be Free | The New Yorker
I’m one week late but this essay by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Combahee River Collective Statement and how it offers a political vision for this moment is SO GOOD! Anti-racist socialist feminism in the new yorker 😻
Until Black Women Are Free, None of Us Will Be Free: “But the question for me is: What’s next? How do we mobilize all of this energy and actually bring about fundamental political, social, and economic change?” says , founding member of #CRC
Read this: “These people were looking at the situation and saying, ‘What we have here is not working. We need to think about things in a different way.’ And who better to do that than feminists of color who are queer and on the left?”
Until Black Women Are Free, None of Us Will Be Free #BlackLivesMatter
Until Black Women Are Free, None of Us Will Be Free via
Sharp, poignant, personal, and insightful.
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