The Resource The sisters are alright : changing the broken narrative of black women in America, Tamara Winfrey Harris, (electronic resource)

The sisters are alright : changing the broken narrative of black women in America, Tamara Winfrey Harris, (electronic resource)

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The sisters are alright : changing the broken narrative of black women in America
Title
The sisters are alright
Title remainder
changing the broken narrative of black women in America
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Tamara Winfrey Harris
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Changing the broken narrative of black women in America
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eng
Summary
What's wrong with black women? Not a damned thing! The Sisters Are Alright exposes antiblack-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
Summary
Everyone seems to have an opinion about American black women--they need to get married, change their hair, act like 'ladies,' and so on. Celebrated writer Tamara Winfrey Harris writes a searing account of being a black woman in America and explains why it's time for black women to speak for themselves
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contains biographical information
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10435502
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Midwest
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Winfrey Harris, Tamara
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305.48/896073
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
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changing the broken narrative of black women in America
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The sisters are alright : changing the broken narrative of black women in America, Tamara Winfrey Harris, (electronic resource)
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MWT11369115
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781626563537
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11369115
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The sisters are alright : changing the broken narrative of black women in America, Tamara Winfrey Harris, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11369115
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781626563537
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11369115
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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