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The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America


The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

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4.5/5 (37 valutazioni)
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3 ore
Pubblicato:
Jul 7, 2015
ISBN:
9781626566514
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Descrizione

What's wrong with black women? Not a damned thing!

The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti–black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves.

When African women arrived on American shores, the three-headed hydra—servile Mammy, angry Sapphire, and lascivious Jezebel—followed close behind. In the '60s, the Matriarch, the willfully unmarried baby machine leeching off the state, joined them. These stereotypes persist to this day through newspaper headlines, Sunday sermons, social media memes, cable punditry, government policies, and hit song lyrics. Emancipation may have happened more than 150 years ago, but America still won't let a sister be free from this coven of caricatures.

Tamara Winfrey Harris delves into marriage, motherhood, health, sexuality, beauty, and more, taking sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women. She counters warped prejudices with the straight-up truth about being a black woman in America. “We have facets like diamonds,” she writes. “The trouble is the people who refuse to see us sparkling.”
Pubblicato:
Jul 7, 2015
ISBN:
9781626566514
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

Tamara Winfrey-Harris is a writer who specializes in the space where current events, politics, and pop culture intersect with race and gender. She is the bestselling author of The Sisters Are Alright, which won the Phillis Wheatley Award, IndieFab Award, Independent Publisher’s Living Now Award, and the IPPY Award. Her work also appears in The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery and The Lemonade Reader: Beyoncé, Black Feminism and Spirituality. Winfrey-Harris has been published in a multitude of media outlets, including the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Ebony, the American Prospect, and Ms. Magazine. She is also vice president of Community Leadership and Effective Philanthropy at Central Indiana Community Foundation.

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  • (5/5)
    Some editing repeating issues, but such a good read. Didn't agree with all statements but loved hearing the perspectives. So necessary and thoughtful and informative.
  • (5/5)
    Such a beautiful, exquisite, amazing, and needed audiobook for bw!
  • (4/5)
    This short collection of essays focuses on how Black women in the United States are maligned and held to toxic stereotypes of being oversexed, irresponsible, and irrationally angry.  Winfrey Harris breaks down these stereotypes historically and in the present day, and holds up the beautiful and accomplished reality of Black women.  It's very short but powerful so it's worth finding a little time to read or listen to this book.
  • (5/5)

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    This is a quick read, I think used in a Black Studies or Women's Studies program (or, even better, both). The author shares all the negative stereotypes of black women (angry, strong, sexy, overweight unhealthy single moms) and thoroughly dismantles them all. A number of very valuable and enlightening quotes and stories from black women are included.

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