Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racism: Black Women and Everyday Racism

1st Edition

Yanick St Jean, Joe R Feagin

Published April 30, 1999
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781563249457 - CAT# Y181945

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Studies of contemporary black women are rare and scattered, and are often extensions of a legacy beginning in the 19th century that characterized black women as domineering matriarchs, prostitutes, or welfare queens, negative characterizations that are perpetuated by both white and non-white social scientists. Based on over 200 interviews, this book departs from these conventions in significant ways, and, using a "collective memory" conceptual framework, shows how black women cope with and interpret lives often limited by racial barriers not of their making.


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