This article investigates the critical affinities between contemporary sociological theory and Black feminist thought. It specifically aims to assert the significance of Kimberlé Crenshaw’s “Say Her Name” report through the lens of C. Wright Mills, who uses the concept of the power elite to describe political, economic, and militaristic affairs. By providing a comparative analysis of this theoretical framework, I intend to convey how misogynoir and other oppressive ideologies have informed the dissemination of social justice work and knowledge production. Throughout this article, I reference several Black feminist scholars’ works in conversation with Crenshaw’s report. Additionally, I offer comparisons to other contemporary sociologists to exemplify how Mills’ work is equipped to explain these themes.
"Say Their Names: Black Feminist Thought and the Power Elite,"
sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies: Vol. 12
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/sprinkle/vol12/iss1/9
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