When Family Fails: Longing to Tell

by maggiestone

Why is the woman on the cover of this book a light-skinned black woman? Why is she smiling? Why the title “Longing to Tell” when these women were not knocking down Tricia Rose’s door to answer these questions?

Coming into this book, I expected to find a tale of how the white community and external forces worked against these black women.

However, the saddest part of the book is how members of the black community work against them. The failure to support and empower these women even begins in the home.

I would like to talk about how the black community and the black family in the United States works against black females.