- Created on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 03:31
By Raynard Jackson
During a BBC radio address titled, “The Russian Enigma,” on October 1, 1939, former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill said, “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”
The simple meaning behind Churchill’s statement is--something that is a puzzle or something difficult to solve. Churchill’s statement sums up quite concisely, the relationship that Blacks have with Obama—an enigma.
- Created on Thursday, 13 October 2011 23:22
Issues of Our Time on Nafisatou Diallo
Deadline: November 13, 2011
JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies
The case of Nafissatou Diallo has generated visceral reactions and heated discussions worldwide. A poor immigrant hotel worker allegedly raped by one of the most powerful men in the world, the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn. As the shocking story of race, class, gender, and sexuality unfolded, we witnessed an intense media campaign to discredit Ms. Diallo by dredging up all manner of attacks that exploited racial, class, gender, and sexual stereotypes. To salvage the integrity of the powerful alleged rapist, the credibility of the poor lowly immigrant victim must be destroyed.
- Created on Sunday, 09 October 2011 14:17
The Help has touched a nerve, and JENdA journal has now framed that nerve.
How do we understand the experiences of black women domestic workers who worked in Klan homes during the 1960s? How do we make sense of Aibileen and Minny’s character in 2011? How do we understand Stockett’s notion of “sisterhood”? What does sisterhood mean between two unequal relations that are divided by power and race? How do we understand the complex class relationship between madams and their maids around the world?
- Created on Sunday, 09 October 2011 13:30
Issues of Our Time on The Help is a new section of the award-wining peer-reviewed JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies (ISSN: 1530-5686)devoted to prompt and timely analysis of pressing issues of national or international concerns by scholars, activists, and intellectuals.
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