The historic tensions within feminism around race, religion, and class have become visible in the recent power struggles within the Women's March. In a provocative January 2019 story in Jstor Daily, Livia Gershon reminds us that, "White Women have long played significant roles in maintaining racist practices. One sociologists calls the phenomena 'social mothering.'"
The brief piece draws attention to Joseph O. Jewell's 2014 article "Other(ing) People's Children: Social Mothering, Schooling, and Race in Late-19th-Century New Orleans and San Francisco," Race, Gender, & Class vol. 21, no. 3-4 (2014): 138-155.