The Double Lives of Black Women in America

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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.

Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2004.
Edition: First Perennial edition
ISBN: 9780060090555
Branch Call Number: 305.4889 JONES C, 2004
Characteristics: xiv, 340 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Shorter-Gooden, Kumea
Alternative Title: Shifting


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