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Ms. Charisse Jones, Kumea Shorter-Gooden
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368 pages
language
English
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Shifting

Ms. Charisse Jones, Kumea Shorter-Gooden
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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, and comprehensive portrait of the reality of African American women's lives today.

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Publisher
HarperCollins
Year
2009
ISBN
9780061977114
Topic
Social Sciences
Subtopic
Gender Studies

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