Chapter 1Breaking the Silence
Black people are big on keeping race secrets. It's as if the bond of our skin color demands that we keep at least a façade of monolithic solidarity, even when doing so cripples and disenfranchises us....The men are always more important than the women, and, when it comes to issues particular to women, there's not much difference between a black or white patriarch.
Jill Nelson, Straight, No Chaser: How I Became a Grown-up Black Woman
Relationships between black men and women in America are in crisis. Black women and men know this well, for they experience it in their...