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Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan Coop boards, Where We Stand is a successful black woman's reflection—personal, straight forward, and rigorously honest—on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined, and how we can find ways to think beyond them.
|preface: where we stand|
|introduction: Class Matters||1|
|1||Making the Personal Political: Class in the Family||10|
|2||Coming to Class Consciousness||24|
|3||Class and the Politics of Living Simply||38|
|5||The Politics of Greed||63|
|7||The Me-Me Class: The Young and the Ruthless||80|
|8||Class and Race: The New Black Elite||89|
|9||Feminism and Class Power||101|
|10||White Poverty: The Politics of Invisibility||111|
|11||Solidarity with the Poor||121|
|12||Class Claims: Real Estate Racism||131|
|13||Crossing Class Boundaries||142|
|14||Living without Class Hierarchy||156|
Posted August 15, 2003
bell hooks touches on classism in the U.S. In a way that you rarely see it acknowledged. It is an interesting and easy read so even someone with little time or who normally does not read non fiction would get through it in no time. This book gives validity to every person who grew up in a poor or working class family in America no matter what your ethnic or racial heritage. I can hardly put words to how great I thought this book was.
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