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

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

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
Genre
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
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Maggie
Dewey number
330.9730089/96073
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD2358.5.U6 A53 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gregory, Ted
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American business enterprises
  • African Americans
  • Consumer behavior
  • Business
  • United States
Label
Our Black year : one family's quest to buy Black in America's racially divided economy, Maggie Anderson with Ted Gregory, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A0679842-C711-4216-A276-5CC9AFC7C25D
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 298 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610390255
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779828891
Label
Our Black year : one family's quest to buy Black in America's racially divided economy, Maggie Anderson with Ted Gregory, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A0679842-C711-4216-A276-5CC9AFC7C25D
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 298 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610390255
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779828891

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