Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith is an author, activist, and independent scholar who has played a groundbreaking role in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender.

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Long before he thought about running for any office, let alone for president, Sanders fought for racial justice. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 10, 2020
I Helped Coin the Term 'Identity Politics.' I'm Endorsing Bernie Sanders.
In 1977 I co-authored the Combahee River Collective Statement – a document that emphasized the overlapping forms of economic and social oppression faced by black women. The Combahee Statement coined the term “identity politics”, and it was instrumental in pushing the international left and other...
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