Critical Race Feminism

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  • Although feminist theory does specifically address issues of power, oppression, and conflict for women in U.S. society, one criticism of this theory is its insufficient ability to meet the theoretical needs of women of color. Critical race feminism is a feminist perspective of critical race theory. As an outgrowth of critical legal studies and critical race theory, critical race feminism acknowledges, accepts, and addresses Black experiences as different from those of critical race theory and feminist theory. Critical race feminism focuses on the issues of power, oppression, and conflict centralized in feminist theory. It also leans on many of the tenets and elements of critical race theory: (a) addressing essentialism and antiessentialism and intersectionality, (b) the normalization of race and racism, (c) addressing interest convergence, ...

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