Re-Evaluating Gender Manipulation in African American Communities

It is helpful to study other Black cultures in a comparative sense. No, I am not talking about learning a foreign language — as comparative studies are traditionally taught in the academy. I am talking about looking at the colonial situation throughout various points of the African Diaspora, and comparing those attempts to colonize gender divisions to African Americans.

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Harriet Jacobs. Photo downloaded from historicwomensouthcoast.org
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Belgian administrator comparing himself to an “undersized” African man.
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LaToya Jefferson-James has a Ph.D. in literature. She specializes in literature of the African Diaspora and cultural criticism.

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