Unfinished Business: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America

Unfinished Business: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America

by Keri Day
     
 

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Unfinished Business: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America

Explores the history and potential of black churches as agents of change in reducing poverty, especially for black women.

This striking portrayal of poor black women in this country describes the unemployment, underemployment, isolation, and lack of assets many

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Unfinished Business: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America

Explores the history and potential of black churches as agents of change in reducing poverty, especially for black women.

This striking portrayal of poor black women in this country describes the unemployment, underemployment, isolation, and lack of assets many typically experience. Day also takes on, and demolishes, the common stereotypes that castigate these women as "morally problematic and dependent on the money of good tax-paying citizens."

Day then calls on the black churches to become potential agents of change and leaders in addressing the unequal social and economic structures that hold these women captive. The goal is to empower poor black women to develop assets that will prevent long-term poverty and allow them to flourish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570759819
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
474,819
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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