7Mercer in one of her postcard letters wrote: "It struck me that all feminist endeavour, whether it involves working in a women's refuge or lecturing in women's studies, has a pedagogical component. Fundamentally, teaching is about change. If we're not changing, we're not learning. Feminism too is about learning and change. Our revolutions simply can't take place without them." See Mercer, "Feminist Pedagogy to the Letter," 33 -5

8Tera W. Hunter, To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women 's Lives and Labors After the Civil War (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997); Beverly W. Jones, "Race, Sex, and Class: Black female Tobacco Workers in Durham, North Carolina, 1920-1940, and the Development of Female Consciousness," Feminist Studies 10/3, 440-451. -6

9For a criticism of the feminist pedagogical theory of "being 'alongside' students," see Sue Wise, "What Are Academics For?" Knowing Feminisms, 126-128.

10Interestingly enough, I had mentioned the "Rho-Rho" Incident to some of my Black male friends, too, who were similarly shocked. One intimated that it sounded like a "you may think you all that, but ..." statement.

11Alexander, 413.


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