Student or Learner
1- I think black enslavement didn't feminize black men, instead it masculinized black women.
2- I think black enslavement didn't feminize black men; instead, it masculinized black women.
I tried to write two sentences. I want to ask which one is better - with the semicolon or comma.
Only 2 is grammatical. And we'd normally say "I don't think ... " rather than "I think ... didn't ..."