The sisters are alright : changing the broken narrative of black women in America / Tamara Winfrey Harris.Material type: BookPublisher: Oakland, California : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2015Edition: First edition.Description: xiii, 147 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781626563513; 1626563519.Subject(s): African American women -- Social conditions | African American women -- Public opinion | African American women -- Biography | Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States | Racism -- United States | Sexism -- United States | United States -- Race relations | United States -- Social conditions -- 1980- | Public opinion -- United StatesDDC classification: 305.48/896073
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"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."--Publisher information.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: The trouble with black women -- Beauty : pretty for a black girl -- Sex : bump and grind -- Marriage : witches, thornbacks, and Sapphires -- Motherhood : between Mammy and a hard place -- Anger : twist and shout -- Strength : precious mettle -- Health : fat, sick, and crazy -- Epilogue: The sisters are alright.