quote:Some feminists take a holistic approach to politics, believing the saying of Martin Luther King Jr., "A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". In that belief, some self-identified feminists support other movements such as the civil rights movement and the gay rights movement. At the same time, many black feminists such as bell hooks criticize the movement for being dominated by white women. Feminist claims about the alleged disadvantages women face in Western society are often less relevant to the lives of black women. This idea is the key in postcolonial feminism. Many black feminist women prefer the term womanism for their views.
In other words, Black Feminism was different than "mainstream" Feminism (which was mostly White) because some of the elments of Feminism were specific to White women and didn't really pertain to Black women. Such as the problem of working outside the home. Black women in America, have always worked as hard as males (many female slaves were put out in fields just like male slaves), and after Slavery, African-American workers were paid so much less than White workers, that Black women were most often forced to work outside the home as well to help the family earn ends meet. Womanism more specifically concentrated on Black women having jobs outside of the home other than maid jobs and cleaning jobs.