[Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America]
In chapter 6 of Shifting, Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden discuss how black women are treated in the workplace. Because the workplace is where many Americans spend the bulk of their days, it is where black women do the most of their shifting.
This chapter also makes mention of another overlooked myth about black women—that it is an advantage to being a “double minority.” The authors note, “there’s a widespread myth that black women are doubly advantaged because they are a ‘double minority’—Black and female…” (167).
Based on the reading, what do you think of the idea of black women being advantaged because they are double minorities. Why? Please provide a page number citation if necessary.