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Our Black Year One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy

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ISBN-10: 1610392280

ISBN-13: 9781610392280

Edition: N/A

Authors: Maggie Anderson

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Maggie and John Anderson were successful African American professionals raising two daughters in a tony suburb of Chicago. But they felt uneasy over their good fortune. Most African Americans live in economically starved neighborhoods. Black wealth is about one tenth of white wealth, and black businesses lag behind businesses of all other racial groups in every measure of success. One problem is that black consumers--unlike consumers of other ethnicities-- choose not to support black-owned businesses. At the same time, most of the businesses in their communities are owned by outsiders.On January 1, 2009 the Andersons embarked on a year-long public pledge to "buy black." They thought that by…    
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 5/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

"You Have a Blessed Day"
Canvassing the Community
A Dose of Reality
"A Mighty Economic Power"
The Turbulent Dew
The Colors of Racism
The Trouble Is Us
In the Groove
Our Problems, Your Solutions
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