The Sisters Are Alright

Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

What is wrong with black women? Here's a new answer... how about NOTHING?

By Tamara Winfrey Harris Read by Tamberla Perry Business & Investing / Nonfiction / Social Science English, Unabridged 3h 23m Sell Sheet
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3 Audio CDs Tue Dec 08 00:00:00 UTC 2015 39.99 29.99 9781682620144 Add to Cart
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Description
							The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti-black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves. When African women arrived on American shores, the three-headed hydra-servile Mammy, angry Sapphire, and lascivious Jezebel-followed close behind. In the '60s, the Matriarch, the willfully unmarried baby machine leeching off the state, joined them. Emancipation may have happened more than 150 years ago, but America still won't let a sister be free from this coven of caricatures. Tamara Winfrey Harris delves into marriage, motherhood, health, sexuality, beauty, and more, taking sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women. She counters warped prejudices with the straight-up truth about being a black woman in America.
Reviews

This book is a gift. With just the right mix of sister wit, statistical information, and a few well-timed rhetorical side-eyes, The Sisters Are Alright rushes in to save black women from the stereotypes that threaten to dull our shine. - Brittney Cooper, PhD, Asst. Prof. Rutgers University

The Sisters Are Alright is a love letter to black women...Winfrey Harris surfaces stories about black women's realities that are often glossed over or tossed aside, urgently insisting with beautiful prose that contrary to our cultural narrative, black women's lives matter. - Jamia Wilson, Exec Director, Women, Action and the Media