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Patricia Hill Collins, American Educator ( May 1, 1948 - )

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Black women's feelings of responsibility for nurturing the children in their own extended family networks have stimulated a more generalized ethic of care where black women feel accountable to all the black community's children.~Patricia Hill Collins


Family Children Women

Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.~Patricia Hill Collins


People Most Ordinary

Women gain social influence through their roles as mothers, transmitters of culture, and parents for the next generation.~Patricia Hill Collins


Mothers Women Parents

The role model approach to social change is no substitute for challenging unjust employment practices, educational policies and housing.~Patricia Hill Collins


Change Role Model Housing

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.~Patricia Hill Collins


Change Death History

Work for black women has been an important and valued dimension of Afrocentric definitions of black motherhood.~Patricia Hill Collins


Motherhood Work Women

Far too many black men who praise their own mother feel less accounted to the mothers of their own children.~Patricia Hill Collins


Mother Mothers Children