[Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America]
In chapter 1 of Shifting, Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden covers a number of myths concerning black women in America. Many of these myths that have come to be widely accepted are linked to negative stereotypes about black women.
The subsection “The Myth of Unshakability” opens, “Black girls don’t cry.” The writers suggest that some black women have “internalized the myth of unshakability”, never allowing themselves to feel or express displeasure. (20)
Of the myths that the authors discussed, which one stood out to you and why?