Williams, Linda F.
November 1984
Humanity & Society;Nov84, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p506
Academic Journal
The article focuses on ethics of research on the triple oppression of Afro-American women. It makes a contribution to a better understanding of the socio-economic and political experiences of Afro-American women in the post World War II era. It elaborates on three themes, which are, the state of research on black women, the present situation of black women and the need for a new politics reflecting these realities of Afro-American women's triple oppression. Major changes have occurred in the black female's occupational structure. But these developments, registered in the changing occupational composition of the labor force in the U.S. and the deteriorating income structure of white women, have occurred in a manner that has not eliminated black women's inequality, but instead has reproduced it in a new setting. The persistence of inequality between black women and other groups in the face of such pressures poses a major anomaly for conventional explanation of racial and sexual inequality.


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