Misogynoir to Mishpat, grounded in a praxis to move us from hatred of Black women to justice, seeks to amplify the impact of White Supremacy on African descended women. While some believe that African descended women are not impacted by White Supremacy, due to our strength, bell hooks rightly critiques this assumption. Please read the following words of wisdom in honor of bell hooks:

“When feminists acknowledge in one breath that Black women are victimized and in the same breath emphasize their strength, they imply that though Black women are oppressed they manage to circumvent the damaging impact of oppression by being strong – and that is simply not the case. Usually, when people talk about the “strength” of Black women, they are referring to the way in which they perceive Black women coping with oppression. They ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation.” bell hooks, Ain’t I a Woman, 1987

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