William Dubois’s Sociology of Empowerment, and Black Male Feminism, As a Source of Black Women Empowerment

Mušic Lejla


Famous for black feminism, Sociology of Empowerment, and Black Female Emancipation, glorified inside his very celebrated Museum exhibits, that includes the multimedia representations inherited inside the freedom of Speech, Vote, and debates around the discrimination of Black Females: “Du Bois’s limited views of black women, inhibit his ability to imagine African American women, as race leaders”. Du Bois adopts a paternalistic stance, as he simultaneously admires, and pities black womanhood. The black women characters he presents in The Souls of Black Folk, are predominantly struggling, overburdened, physically attractive women, who are nevertheless able to support black men. McCaskill notes, Paradoxically, African-American jmen were impressed into a patriarchy, that disclaimed women’s equality to men, in the political, and professional spheres, while simultaneously mythologizing this same sisterhood’s moral, and domestic superiority, over their brothers (p. 23)”. Du Bois’s descriptions of Black women, unintentionally, re-inscribed patriarchal ideals, as he sought racial equality. This research focuses onto the important notion of Black feminism, that William DuBois was the ancestor, to the Black Feminist movement. These ideas are confirmed, inside the Empirical results, that are based on analyses of opinions, about the DuBois’s influence in the Contemporary, by Youth Sociologists.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/fet.v5n1p1


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