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Why I love Black women

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats

"Dr. Dyson has done an extraordinary job of sharing his heartfelt commitment and honor of Black women. I, for one, am proud and glad to know that such love exists."Iyanla Vanzant


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Named Person: Michael Eric Dyson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 0465017630 9780465017638 0465017649 9780465017645
OCLC Number: 474276651
Notes: An open love letter to black women from one of our most popular African American writers and critics. Son and husband, soulmate and teacher, Michael Eric Dyson owes his success to the love and support of the black women in his life. Yet too often, he warns, African American women are the victims of negative stereotypes that dominate the larger culture and even many quarters of black America. It's time to stop viewing black women as scolding sapphires, welfare queens, professional prima donnas-and carping competitors with white women -and to start giving them the respect and the love they deserve. Why I Love Black Women is an act of cultural restoration that rescues black women from vicious rhetoric and irresponsible generalizations. It is a catalogue of virtues, an unapologetically cheerful view of black women that rescues their strengths and beauties from callous denial or cruel indifference. Deeply personal and socially provocative, Dyson singles out the defining virtues of African American women. More than a colored knock-off of "vanilla" virtues, these qualities evoke praise and conjure awe in the face of black women's struggles. In an era marred by bigoted and baleful beliefs.
Includes index.
Description: xxi, 314 s. ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson.
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