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Black Women and COVID-19: Normalized Sacrifice

Jade Almeida


In this video, Jade Almeida is a Black woman that presents in front of a bright white wall. Almeida has on black glasses, long dangle earrings, a bright silver necklace, and a black shirt with dark red patterns.


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Black Women and COVID-19: Normalized Sacrifice

with Jade Almeida

Jade Almeida is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Université de Montréal and a Black feminist scholar with a focus on Black women who love women.

In this video

Themes

Intersectionality

Anti-Black racism

In this video, Jade centers racial disparities during COVID-19 to highlight how the global “care-work” by Black woman has been historically racialized and exploited. Ultimately, she debunks the trope of Black female “resilience” and “servility” – calling for state, organizational and individual accountabilities to upholding the rights and security of Black women in the workplace, research inquiry and community work.

Taking action

  • Donate to and get involved in organization that support Black, Queer, Trans and migrant populations

  • A long-term solution is to do your research on how academic institutions normalize the invisibility of Black communities

  • Embrace feminists, Indigenous, Black, and racialized theorists, then consciously cite them

Resources

  • Patricia Hill Collins book “Black Feminist Thought”

  • Robyn Maynard “Policing Black Lives”

  • Rose-Myrlie Joseph “the Invisibility of Haitian Maids”, then all her other articles and YouTube account

  • Evelyn Nakano Glen’s article “Forced to Care”

  • Dionne Brand’s book “No Burden to Carry”

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