Shifting The Double Lives of Black Women in America

ISBN-10: 0060090553
ISBN-13: 9780060090555
Authors: Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Charisse Jones
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Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They shift "White" as they head to work in the morning and "Black" as they come back home each night. They shift inward, internalizing the searing pain of the negative stereotypes that they encounter daily. And sometimes they shift by fighting back. With deeply moving interviews, poignantly revealed on each page, Shifting is a much-needed, clear,…    
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Number of pages: 368 Dimensions: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall Weight: 0.814 lbs. Language: English