…by Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw in the NYT:
My Brother’s Keeper highlights one of the most significant contradictions of his efforts to remain a friend to women while navigating the tricky terrain of race. It also amounts to an abandonment of women of color, who have been among his most loyal supporters.
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Crenshaw is a law professor, not a (credentialed) philosopher.
[…] post follows on an earlier one about My Brother’s Keeper, Obama’s program for boys of […]
Thanks, anonphil! I’ve edited the post in light of your advice.
We need to be very careful about hasty generalizations. Here is a clip from C-Span that demonstrates Obama’s commitment to women in last week’s Mandela-Washington Young Leaders Program. Moreover, Brother’s Keeper is not Obama’s program for boys, it has been around much longer than he has been president.
At minute 37: 48 he begins his remarks about gender equality, and why focusing on women and women’s education is necessary for economic development. “All of the men here have to be just as committed to empowering women as women are… Men have to be worried about it… and if you are a strong man you should not be threatened by it.”
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