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By Amal Ibrahim Madibbo

This ebook examines the institutional racism and language discrimination that Black Francophones – who represent a racial minority located inside a linguistic minority – face and identifies the concepts of resistance Black Francophones invent to realize entry to energy buildings. The publication is written to hide a space of study (Black Francophones) that's principally understudied. The booklet offers with the components of immigration, race and anti-racism, gender, multiculturalism, linguistic minorities and francophone stories. It brings jointly multidisciplinary sociological and sociolinguistic theories and methodologies and sheds gentle at the discourse of institutional racism and resistance.

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This argument supports the fact that white feminism concentrates on gender as the main factor that has impact on women’s lives. As it undermines race, the framework does not acknowledge the impact of racism on Black women and other racialized groups. With respect to Black nationalist traditions, Black feminists observe that Black male leaders do not want to acknowledge that racism is not the only oppressive force in Black women’s lives (hook, 1995). Although Black women and men struggled together for liberation during slavery and for racial equality during the Civil Rights Movement, Black male leaders maintained patriarchal values.

These social constructs and categories are embedded in relations of power and in institutional and social practices that impact people’s lives. With these thoughts, I use race, language and gender as analytical categories that are also socio-political constructs. I also emphasize that they Theoretical and Methodological Considerations 39 are interrelated and that they all do matter. My goal is to employ these social constructs in a way that enlighten our understanding of power relations and resistance.

Black Feminism is therefore also a “mass movement against the various sources of oppression” (Nain, 1991, p. 19). Black Feminism addresses the hierarchy of power in society, in general, and within Black communities, in particular. It evokes the need for solidarity and seeks to build stronger Black communities and develop strategies to struggle against social inequalities (Leah, 1999). Black Feminism is also significant when it comes to defining the dimensions of domination of all the oppressed, in general, and of Black women, in particular.

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