Why CV Matters: Salon Article Highlights Lack of Literature Focused On The Social Condition of Black Women

Several years ago, in line with the rise of the field of Girls Studies in academe, a group of students asked me to teach a course on Black Girls Studies. The number of books and scholarly articles barely added up to enough for a full course syllabus.

No mass movements to address the social plight of African-American women will ever happen because there is not enough collective knowledge about us to be alarmed. And in fact, this failure to study and ascertain the actual social condition of black women is a centuries-old problem.

This is an excerpt from “Black girls’ zero-sum struggle: Why we lose when black boys dominate the discourse” by Salon contributing writer Brittney Cooper. Read the full article here.

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