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By A Customer
This review is from: Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racism (Hardcover)
I read this book as an assignment for one of my classes, and it really opened my eyes to what the world looks like from a black woman's eyes. I'm a white female, and although I've extensively studied African-American history, I never came across a book that focused solely on the black female experience. This book delves deeply into issues faced by African-American women in the workplace, at home, and during all the tasks of everyday life, combining intelligent commentary with passages from interviews with middle-aged, professional black females. My only complaint about this book is that I thought there would be a lot more in-depth interviews; they don't make up as big a part of the book as I'd expected. Still, the authors do a wonderful job at painting pictures of a world that many are not familiar with, and cannot understand.