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Inspiring and yet tragic,
This review is from: Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy (Hardcover)
This book really opened my eyes to self-empowerment economics and the challenges that are not only inherent within the black community but in any community with a cause as well. While so many are willing to buy green or to vote with their dollars, it's striking how difficult it is to build support within other segments of the population. This isn't just an example for the Af-Am struggle but a story that can be used in other contexts as well.
The Andersons' story is inspiring - two upper middle class professionals looking to make a difference - and yet it highlights how much farther we have to go in America to combat the inequalities related to race. Lay readers will enjoy the personal struggle of Maggie, and sociology and economics enthusiasts will find plenty to discuss here as well.
Gregory does a bang up job making the book an engaging read.