De-Whitening Romani Women’s Intersectional Experience

Abstract: This article critically examines the whitening of Romani women’s intersectional experience by white feminist movements and its implications for the perpetuation of anti-Roma racism. It argues that the dismissal of race is not a mere oversight, but rather a deliberate political strategy aimed at maintaining existing power dynamics. The centralization of race as a political lens is explored as a means to understand and address the challenges faced by Romani women in their struggle for emancipation and political agency.


Sebijan Fejzula

 YEAR: 2023

Type:  The first of three-part blog series: “The White Norm in Gypsy and Romani studies”

Initially published by: Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. JOURNAL OF WOMEN, POLITICS & POLICY 2023, VOL. 44, NO. 4, 444–453© 2023 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

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