Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Examining black male privilege

Keep an eye on What About Our Daughters over the next few days. Gina is going to be dissecting Jewel Woods' Black Male Privilege List, which is based on Barry Deutsch's Male Privilege Checklist. Woods' list includes the following gems:

I don't have to choose my race over my sex in political matters.
I can rely on the fact that in the near 100-year history of national civil rights organizations such as the NAACP and the Urban League, virtually all of the executive directors have been male.
I can live my life without ever having read black feminist authors, or knowing about black women's history, or black women's issues.
I can be a part of a black liberation organization like the Black Panther Party where an "out" rapist Eldridge Cleaver can assume leadership position.
I will make more money than black women at equal levels of education and occupation.
Most of the national "opinion framers" in Black America including talk show hosts and politicians are men.
Ya'll know Gina's 'bout to bring it!


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