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Berube, Michael. "Public Academy." The New Yorker LXX, No. 49 (13 February 1995): 73-80.

Discusses the new generation of black thinkers, including Cornel West, bell hooks, Michael Eric Dyson, and Derrick Bell, and their public following.

Giddings, Paula. "Black Feminism Takes Its Rightful Place." Ms. XIV, No. 4 (October 1985): 25-6, 30.

Criticizes hooks's Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center and Jacqueline Jones's Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to Present for measuring black women's commitment to feminism by their participation in predominantly white organizations.

Willis, Ellen. "Sisters Under the Skin?" Village Voice Literary Supplement, No. 8 (June 1982): 1, 10-12.

Discusses the issue of antagonism between black women and white women, especially in the feminist movement, and how hooks and other authors deal with this issue in their writing.

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hooks, bell, Gloria Steinem, Naomi Wolf, and Urvashi Vaid. "Let's Get Real About Feminism." Ms. IV, No. 2 (September-October 1993): 34-43.

Four activists debate why so many women hesitate to call themselves feminists.

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