Patricia Hill Collins
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Patricia Hill Collins (born May 1, 1948) is an American academic specialising in race, class and gender. She is a Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
- Oppressed groups are frequently placed in the situation of being listened to only if we frame our ideas in the language that is familiar to and comfortable for a dominant group. This requirement often changes the meaning of our ideas and works to elevate the ideas of dominant groups.
- Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (2000) p. vii
- Social conditions that spur large numbers of people into action are ignored in favor of a Hollywood version of history focusing on one conquering hero. Since a movement for social change is embodied in its leader, death of the leader means death of the movement.
- "We don't need another Dr. King" in Civil Rights Since 1787: A Reader on the Black Struggle (2000), p. 908