"Black Feminism is not White Feminism in Black Face"-Audre Lorde
- Calls attention to the multiple oppression's experienced by women of color ("black" and female) as expressed in their terms.
- Committed to the liberation of black women.
- Recognizes black women as valuable and complex human beings.
- Critiques the workings of race, class, and gender as oppressive forces.
- Recognizes lived realities linked to oppressive structures.
- Argues against the possibility of analyzing black oppression with the plight of white women.
- Recognizes multiple sites of lived consciousness.
- Comprised of theories created by and for black women of color.
- Recognizes dual racial and gender identities.
- Recognizes race, gender, and religion.
"Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender"-Alice Walker
- Centers on activism, plight of black women, families, and women of color.
- Committed to the survival and wholeness of all people-male and female.
- Promotes universalism.
- Grants women of color space for dialogue and an opportunity to name themselves and their own movement.
- Like black feminism, offers a non-threatening environment.
Majeed, Debra. "Black Feminism and Womanism." Class lecture, The Bible and the Qur'an from Beloit College, Beloit, April 24, 2013.