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Make it Plain

Oct 27, 2023

In this week's Black World News, Kehinde Andrews discusses the theme of Black Employment Month AKA Black History Month "Saluting Our Sisters," the past and present overlooking of Black Women, and the importance of the Black feminist standpoint in understanding the world better. For example, why we mobilize more around the public spectacle of anti-Black violence against predominantly Black men that leads to liberal reforms and why we need to also look at the private violence that predominantly affects Black women, such as deaths in childbirth. Focussing on both will lead to more radical solutions.
In this week's guest interview, Kehinde Andrews talks with Patricia Hill Collins about her new book “Lethal Intersections: Race, Gender, and Violence,” the appropriation of intersectionality and what it is and isn’t, navigating her career in academia, the “public intellectual” and what it will take for Black people to be free.

Patricia Hill Collins is a distinguished US professor emerita of sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the author of numerous award-winning books including her best-known and fundamental title "Black Feminist Thought" (originally published in 1990) and more (see below). She was the first ever elected Black female to be president of the American Sociological Association (ASA). This week Patricia was the winner of the very prestigious Berggruen Philosophy Prize, the first Black person to win this prize. 
Black women four times more likely to die in childbirth

More black people jailed in England and Wales proportionally than in US

Feminist Icon Patricia Hill Collins Becomes First Black Winner Of $1 Million Berggruen Prize

Black Feminist Thought Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Intersectionality, 2nd Edition (General book)

Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory

Lethal Intersections: Race, Gender, and Violence (Intersectionalities original intent)

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Learning from the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought

Set the World on Fire Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement A Radical Democratic Vision

The Revolution Has Come Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland
Guest: Patricia Hill Collins
Host: @kehindeandrews (IG) @kehinde_andrews (T)
Podcast team: @makeitplainorg @weylandmck @inhisownterms @farafinmuso

Unmasking Brilliance: Black British Voices in Media w/
28th October 
Black British Book Festival, Southbank Centre


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