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Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America
     

Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America

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by Charisse Jones, Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Kumea Shorter-gooden
 

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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

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Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book while I was completing a Masters/Internship. I was the only black student in a program for a career field with a limited number of blacks.This book proved to be a great read and lesson. It helped me to better cope with the professional environment and situations that I encountered while working. I realized that I wasn't crazy. Things that I thought were happening, really were. I have recommended this book to other professional black women and they too expressed delight in being so thoroughly understood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is it! This is what I have done my entire life but I called it 'doing what I gotta do,period'. It's just what we do and feel as Black women. Thank you so much for putting things in black & white. I'm going to share this book with all my friends & family.
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