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Unfinished Business: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America

Orbis Books / 2012 / Paperback

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Day presents a striking portrayal of poverty, with all its related problems, among black women in this coun try-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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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Orbis Books
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1570759812
ISBN-13: 9781570759819
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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.

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