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Unfinished Business

Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America
  • By Keri Day
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Day presents a striking portrayal of poverty, with all its related problems, among black women in this country unemployment, underemployment, isolation, and lack of assets such a car or home ownership. She turns to the black church as a potential agent of social change, indicating ways in which the black church can take up the equivalent of a "Poor People's Campaign." She takes on the common stereotypes that castigate poor black women as "morally problematic and dependent on the money of good tax-paying citizens," demonstrating their inaccuracy.

A specific concern Day addresses throughout is how to aid black women to develop assets that will prevent long-term poverty and allow them to thrive. In the words of Cornel West, "This book is a pioneering and path-blazing work in Christian ethics that combines a sophisticated class-based notion of thriving with an asset-building approach of public policy for prophetic Christian praxis. Keri Day makes Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fanny Lou Hamer smile from the grave!"

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781570759819
    • Manufacturer: Orbis Books
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781570759819
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2012
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Keri Day
    • Page Count: 180
    • Width: 6.04 inches
    • Height: 0.38 inches
    • Length: 9.28 inches
    • Weight: 0.61 pounds
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