Why I Love Black Women

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Basic Books, 2004 - Social Science - 336 pages
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In this open love letter to black women everywhere, Michael Eric Dyson celebrates the strength and beauty of African-American women. From Miss James, his grammar school teacher, to Linda Johnson Rice, who heads the communications empire that publishes Ebony and Jet; from Toni Morrison, whose novels inspired him, as a young welfare dad, to Debbie Bethea, the housecleaner whose labors remind him of his mother in Detroit; from civil rights widow Myrlie Evers-Williams to activist and scholar Angela Davis-and many more-the women in Dyson's pantheon inspire us to remember, "When we love black women, we love ourselves, and the God who made us."
 

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The first work i read by Dyson. He recounts influential women in his life and tells the stories of how they have influenced his personal life as well as his career. Read full review

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With his Open Mike: Reflections of Philosophy, Race, Sex, Culture and Religion published by Basic just 60 days prior to this title, Dyson--University of Pennsylvania professor and the author of ... Read full review

Contents

You Were Always on My Mind
3
I Believe I Can Fly
11
Can We Talk
18
When the Spirit Moves
27
You Dont Hear Me
33
Saaang Girl
46
Showing a Brother Some Love
57
Beyond the Veil
69
Taylor Made
131
The Politics of Representation
147
Lee Way
164
More Than the Law Allows
173
HURTS AND HIGHS
193
Fingering the Jagged Grain
195
TerrorIsms
233
The Anatomy of Black Beauty
251

Womentor
81
Class Workers
96
HALLS AND HILLS
113
Pens and Pages
115
In Praise of Older Women
276
AFTERWORD
287
Index
305
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Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books, including Holler if You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right? and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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