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The Sisters Are Alright by Tamara Winfrey Harris

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Introduction

The Trouble with Black Women

What is wrong with black women? To hear some folks tell it, the answer is EVERYTHING.

Black women are to blame for urban violence, the welfare state, and the disintegration of the black family. Media fashions them as problems and oddities or downright disrespects them. ABC News has twice convened panels to discuss black women’s lack of marriage prospects, once asking, “Why can’t a successful black woman find a man?” Bill O’Reilly claims Beyoncé’s song catalog and dance moves cause teen pregnancy. Psychology Today published an article online explaining why black women are “less physically attractive than other women,” and during the 85th Annual Academy Awards, in 2013, the satirical news site The Onion ...

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