I'm Still Here

I'm Still Here

Black Dignity in A World Made for Whiteness

eBook - 2018
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The author's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when her parents told her they named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. She grew up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, and has spent her life navigating America's racial divide as a writer, a speaker, and an expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion. While so many institutions claim to value diversity in their mission statements, many fall short of matching actions to words. Brown highlights how white middle-class evangelicalism has participated in the rise of racial hostility, and encourages the reader to confront apathy and recognize God's ongoing work in the world.
Publisher: New York : Convergent Books, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524760861
9781524760854
Branch Call Number: 921 Brown
Description: 1 online resource (185 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: I am still here

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AnnabelleLee27 May 17, 2019

An earnest and personal examination of race relations in American society and also in the evangelical community. The author's outlook is bleak and heartfelt, quote: "And so, instead of waiting for the bright sunshine, I have learned to rest in the shadow of hope...Knowing that we may never see the realization of our dreams, and yet still showing up." It offers comfort to those directly impacted by racism and offers many eye opening revelations for Whites who are not familiar with this topic or who want to rush past this painful reality.

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queensthief
Feb 12, 2019

Direct, proud, clear.
A good choice for literally anyone, but I'd definitely add this to booklists for those seeking wisdom in leadership positions.

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TinaMeadows
Jun 22, 2018

I read this book in two days. I can see where some will have an issue with it and for that I can simply offer to read it with an open heart, seeking to understand other experiences. It definitely makes me think, the words were changing, challenging me to think about "reality" and what I really know about it, challenging me to think about assumptions I make. Sometimes it was difficult to read. Other times, I could relate through my own window of experience and it caused my window to become bigger, letting in more varied experiences. In my opinion, it's not a "one and done" kind of book.... I believe I will get other things out of it when I read it again.

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queensthief
Feb 12, 2019

Rare is the ministry praying that they would be worthy of the giftedness of Black minds and hearts

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