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In Angela Davis’ book Are Prisons Obsolete, the reader begins exploring the relationship between systemic racism and the prison system. In the chapter “The Prison Industrial Complex,” Davis explains.

Despite the important gains of antiracist social movements over the last half-century, racism hides from view within institutional structures, and its…


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Alice Walker‘s short story Coming Apart discusses sexuality specifically through the lens of pornography. Her story outlines how women have been sexualized differently based on their race, where she concluded white women have been degraded while black women are seen as objects. She continues to discuss issues within the black…


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In “Women, Race and Class The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective,” Angela Davis explains the stereotypes of a “housewife.” The “housewife” in America is a family ideal that began in the post-colonial era: “woman as man’s eternal servant is itself a revealing story. Within the relatively short history…

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