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    Work for black women has been an important and valued dimension of Afrocentric definitions of black motherhood.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    Under the color-blind ideology of the new racism, Blackness must be SEEN as evidence for the alleged color blindness that seemingly characterizes contemporary economic opportunity.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    The role model approach to social change is no substitute for challenging unjust employment practices, educational policies and housing.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    Black women's feelings of responsibility for nurturing the children in their own extended family networks have stimulated a more generalized ethic of care where black women feel accountable to all the black community's children.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    Women gain social influence through their roles as mothers, transmitters of culture, and parents for the next generation.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    Social conditions that spur large numbers of people into action are ignored in favor of a Hollywood version of history focusing on one conquering hero. Since a movement for social change is embodied in its leader, death of the leader means death of the movement.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    tags: death  people  action  hero  leader 
     
    Far too many black men who praise their own mother feel less accounted to the mothers of their own children.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    tags: children  men  child  praise  mother  black 
     
    That which commands admiration in the white woman only hastens the degradation of the female slave.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    tags: women 
     
    Thus, gender ideology no only creates ides about femininity but it also shapes conceptions of masculinity.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    tags: gender 
     
    I suggest that Black feminist thought consists of specialised knowledge created by African-American women which clarifies a standpoint of and for Black women. In other words, Black feminist thought encompasses theoretical interpretations of Black women's reality by those who live it.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    tags: women  reality  live  thoughts  black 
     
    Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    tags: people 
     
    A white college student from a private college goes into a poor neighborhood and volunteers four hours a week and that's considered exemplary. [Whereas] a poor kid who lives in that community and takes care of all the kids in that neighborhood four hours every day is not seen as a volunteer.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    tags: live  community  care  poor  college  kids 
     
    Challenging power structures from the inside, working the cracks within the system, however, requires learning to speak multiple languages of power convincingly.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    tags: power  language  learning 
     
    Knowledge without wisdom is adequate for the powerful, but wisdom is essential to the survival of the subordinate
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    To maintain their power, dominant groups create and maintain a popular system of 'commonsense' ideas that support their right to rule. In the United States, hegemonic ideologies concerning race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation are often so pervasive that it is difficult to conceptualize alternatives to them, let alone ways of resisting the social practices that they justify.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    Oppressed groups are frequently placed in the situation of being listened to only if we frame our ideas in the language that is familiar to and comfortable for a dominant group. This requirement often changes the meaning of our ideas and works to elevate the ideas of dominant groups.
    — Patricia Hill Collins
    tags: work  meaning  language  ideas 
     
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