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Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America 1st Edition
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I did not know what to expect when I purchaed the book, only a general interest, and respect for the author having seen her on MSNBC. She writes like she talks, articulate and careful to achieve mutual understanding. You will not be preached to and allowed to come to your own conclusions.
Be warned your soul will weep, be you white, black, or in between. You will come away at the end with a better understanding of yourself, and the community around you. You will come to understand the hidden truths to the behaviors on the surface. You cannot help but change for the better.
Parts of this book were hard for me to read because many of her observations are true in my own life and while I identify myself as a feminist, I find the movement's lack of diverse voices and understanding of the dual burdens of race and gender (and in many cases sexual orientation) that black women face highly troublesome. One of the chapters I was delighted to read had to do with how black women view god, and I have the feeling a lot of black pastors are going to hear Perry's criticism of them and she may end up shunned because she exposed a lot of truths about how the church fails to bring black women's issues and needs to the front.Read more ›
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Rich reading and could not read in couple of days...So much "new " knowledge.Similar to "rich" dessert, you have to take small portions to enjoy.Published 3 months ago by okee
Over-analysis of stereotypes of black women is counterproductive to positive advancement for black women. Read morePublished 6 months ago
Melissa Harris-Perry has a great command over the subjects in this book. You can see her perspective on the intersectionality of race and gender in American citizenship, political... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A must-read for all, but especially for men (young and old).Published 7 months ago by joseph kelley
I enjoyed the exploration of different situation women of color have experienced over the years.Published 9 months ago by Myr A