White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color
White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color
Ruby Hamad



Taking us from the slave era, when white women fought in court to keep "ownership" of their slaves, through the centuries of colonialism, when they offered a soft face for brutal tactics, to the modern workplace, White Tears/Brown Scars tells a charged story of white women's active participation in campaigns of oppression. It offers a long overdue validation of the experiences of women of color.

Discussing subjects as varied as The Hunger Games, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the viral BBQ Becky video, and 19th century lynchings of Mexicans in the American Southwest, Ruby Hamad undertakes a new investigation of gender and race. She shows how the division between innocent white women and racialized, sexualized women of color was created, and why this division is crucial to confront.

Along the way, there are revelatory responses to questions like: Why are white men not troubled by sexual assault on women? (See Christine Blasey Ford.) With rigor and precision, Hamad builds a powerful argument about the legacy of white superiority that we are socialized within, a reality that we must apprehend in order to fight.

Title White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color
Subtitle Ruby Hamad
Publisher Catapult
Title First Published 06 October 2020
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 194822674X
ISBN-13 9781948226745
Publication Date 06 October 2020
Weight 16 oz.
 


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