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The Sisters Are Alright

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The Sisters Are Alright

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The Sisters Are Alright by Tamara Winfrey Harris
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GOLD MEDALIST OF FOREWORD REVIEWS' 2015 INDIEFAB AWARDS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES 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. oWe have facets like diamonds,o she writes. oThe trouble is the people who refuse to see us sparkling.o

Author Biography

Tamara Winfrey Harris is a writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, In These Times, and Ms. and Bitch magazines and online at the American Prospect, Salon, the Guardian, Newsweek/Daily Beast, xoJane, the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Clutch magazine, and Change.org. She has been called to address women's issues in major media outlets, such as NPR's Weekend Edition. The Sisters Are Alright is Foreword Reviews' 2015 INDIEFAB Book Awards in Women's Studies.
Release date Australia
July 7th, 2015
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages
168
ISBN-13
9781626569171
Product ID
28251169

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