The politics of privilege. How does racism work to distort and lessen White women's lives? Bettina Aptheker, Coordinator of Women's Studies as U.C. Santa Cruz, spoke in April 1982 at Stanford University as part of the lecture series "Gender, Race and Class in Society," sponsored by The Center for Research of Women. Aptheker has written extensively on the role of Black women in American society, and has recently published "Women's Legacy: Essays on Race, Sex, and Class in American History" (University of Massachusetts Press). She points out that too often White women see Black women as victims, but says that Black women's literature is full of "a culture of resistance, strategies of survival, tactics for revenge, humor, and resilience." Lecture is 51 minutes long, followed by 38 minutes of Q&A.
KPFA Women's Dept.
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