Power : the rise of Black women in America / Charity C. Elder.
Book | Skyhorse Publishing | 2022
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|Windsor, Wilson Branch - New Materials||305.48896073 EL||DUE 04-07-23|
xiv, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographic references (pages 201-219).
"In [this book], award-winning journalist and digital media executive Charity C. Elder posits that there has never been a better time to be a Black woman in the United States. [The Book] is an incisive disquisition on Black womanhood weaving theoretical frameworks of history and sociology with poignant interviews, ethnographic observation, and anecdotes gleaned from history, social media, pop culture, and the author's lived experiences. Using data, the author substantiates the triumph of Black women. Original analysis of eighty years of US census data, prepared by the University of Minnesota and analyzed by Dr. Constance F. Citro, documents the remarkable ascension of Black women since the early twentieth century. An exclusive national survey conducted in partnership with the Marist Poll in 2021 not only reveals that 70 percent of Black women say they have been successful in life, but also that most believe they have the power to succeed. "POWER"does not shy away from the realities of structural oppression identified by the late Black feminist scholar bell hooks; rather it illuminates how Black women exercise agency to create meaningful lives. Success is not an anomaly, but a defining characteristic. Black women have amassed power--now, Elder posits, they need to acknowledge it and then wield the hell out of it." -- Provided by publisher.
Rise of black women in America