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The Resource Our Black year : one family's quest to buy Black in America's racially divided economy, Maggie Anderson with Ted Gregory

Our Black year : one family's quest to buy Black in America's racially divided economy, Maggie Anderson with Ted Gregory

Label
Our Black year : one family's quest to buy Black in America's racially divided economy
Title
Our Black year
Title remainder
one family's quest to buy Black in America's racially divided economy
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Anderson with Ted Gregory
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On January 1, 2009, Maggie and John Anderson, a successful African American couple raising two daughters in a Chicago suburb, engaged in a social experiment to reinvest in the Black community and buy from only Black-owned businesses for a year. Throughout that time the Andersons combed Chicago in search of a Black-owned supermarket, dry cleaner, gas station, pharmacy, and clothing store. Our Black Year is the story of what they learned. Maggie examines the commercial exploitation of Black neighborhoods through the lens of her year supporting Black-owned businesses. She discovers that Black businesses lag behind businesses of all other racial and ethnic groups in every measure of success, and argues that the social crises that disproportionately impact Black people and underserved Black neighborhoods could be countered through "conscious consumerism"--supporting businesses that empower struggling communities. At once a personal journey and an investigation into the causes of a persistent economic suffering, this is a hard-hitting call to action to close a gaping hole in the American economy--one purchase at a time.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.9730089/96073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2358.5.U6
LC item number
A53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Our Black year : one family's quest to buy Black in America's racially divided economy, Maggie Anderson with Ted Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"You have a blessed day" -- Canvassing the community -- Leakage -- 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 -- A rewired family
Control code
sky248841072
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 298 p.
Isbn
9781610390248
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011040609
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)670481691
Label
Our Black year : one family's quest to buy Black in America's racially divided economy, Maggie Anderson with Ted Gregory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"You have a blessed day" -- Canvassing the community -- Leakage -- 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 -- A rewired family
Control code
sky248841072
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 298 p.
Isbn
9781610390248
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011040609
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)670481691

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