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Nuously move on until the next instance "Of Tragedy That They Become Aware Of "tragedy that they become aware of people should be speaking less and listening at work and elsewhere everywhereI listened to the audiobook narrated by Austin herself which I highly recommend While short in length I listened to it in small parts over the last week taking in each piece of her story I m Still Here highlights several ongoing issues in our society and serves as a timely reminder we have much to learn Change doesn t happen by hoping it happens through action I read this book with the hope that Ms Brown would illuminate what actual justice or euality would look like It was largely a memoir and a ood one I went school in the 70s and 80s so my experience was different but I was surprised to hear about hers as Update on the second read through Turns out I Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution gave that first copy away to my student a senior black student my advisee who s so done forood reason with the institution where I work an institution like many of the institutions Brown works for I bought another copy to teach from this week in Theology and

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of the Body Finished this book today Handed it to my white kids as soon I closed the cover Listen I said. Veland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle class suburbs from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority white organizationsFor readers who have engaged with America's legacy on race through the writing of Ta Nehisi Coates and Michael Eric Dyson I'm Still Here is an illuminating look at how white middle class Evangelicalism has participated in an era of rising racial hostility inviting the reader to confront apathy recognize God's ongoing work in the world and discover how blackness if we let it can save us all. I'm Still HereOng slant specifically towards how race applies to white Christianity as "that is the author s personal educational and professional background As someone who isn t particularly religious I didn t connect "is the author s personal educational and professional background As someone who isn t particularly religious I didn t connect much with the parts that had that focus Though it did resonate with my eneral beliefs towards white churches they talk the talk than they walk the walk when it comes to things outside of than they walk the walk when it comes to things outside of own mindset and view I m Still Here Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness is Austin Channing Brown s story of rowing up in a predominately white world She talks about her childhood and church her family her experiences in college and the work world and throughout all of this embracing being Black Austin is spot on in her discussion of many workplaces I rolled my eyes multiple times in frustration on her behalf as she recounted comments and challenges from coworkers even those alleging they meant no harm An overhaul of workplace culture is necessary particularly in the corporate world Too often companies issue distant jargon laden statements hosting a round table discussion once or twice claiming they offer an inclusive environment and have zero tolerance for racist behavior comments then conti. As a writer speaker and expert who helps organizations practice enuine inclusionIn a time when nearly all institutions schools churches universities businesses claim to value diversity in their mission statements I'm Still Here is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice in stories that bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric from Black Cle.

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If Black people are dying in the street we must consult with white feelings before naming the evils of police brutality If white family members are being racist we must take Grandpa s feelings into account before we proclaim our objections to such speech If an organization s policies are discriminatory and harmful that can only be corrected if we can ensure white people won t feel bad about "The Change White Fragility Protects Whiteness And Forces Black People "change White fragility protects whiteness and forces Black people fend for themselvesRead this memoir to read through the perspective of being Black Christian and a woman in a world where white feelings are important than Black lives 35 starsThis was short but impactful I consider myself like probably most white people to not be a racist However this book opened my eyes a little to the fact that in some ways I prioritize not being seen as a racist over educating myself in ways to actually not be racist There s of course different shades of racism from the KKK burning crosses all the way to daily microaggressions I think the one I am most uilty of is the expectation of assimilation to white cultural norms something I have never White Lace and Promises (Wild, Wicked And Wanton Book 2) given active thought to before I will say that this book does have a str. From a powerful new voice on racial justice an eye opening account ofrowing up Black Christian and female in middle class white America Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7 when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man Growing up in majority white schools organizations and churches Austin writes I had to learn what it means to love blackness a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America's racial divide.

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