[Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America]
In chapter 4 of Shifting, Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden record the ways that black women express themselves and possibly their dissatisfaction. As the authors note, Black women have found their voices in the arts, activism, careers in politics and a host of other professions and activities.
The subsection “Chilling Effect: The Suppression of Speech” discusses everyday situations that prompt black women to choose between speaking up against racial injustice and suppressing themselves. The authors acknowledge that the reason black women choose silence is because “they suffer the consequences” (116).
What stood out to you most concerning the issue of silence and suppression? Why or how so? Please provide a page number.