[Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America]
In the final chapter of Shifting, Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden discuss black women’s spirituality. Black women are the most religiously devout demographic in America; however, their religious affiliations continue to harbor sexism despite the liberation of their faiths provide.
Black women are two-thirds of black churches, yet continue to struggle in roles of leadership because of gender bias. Despite their overwhelming presence in the church, the authors note, “Black women are expected to be strong and capable in one realm, while remaining passive and deferential in another” (263).
Which of the ways in which the Black church has stifled Black women was most notable to you? Why or how so? Please provide a page number.