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Uncomfortable conversations with a black man

Call Number

  • 305.8 A179 (CEN, OSH, POW)

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Edition

First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Flatiron Books 2020.

Physical Description

viii, 244 pages ; 22 cm

Summary

"In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask--yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and "reverse racism." In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader's curiosity--but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight." -- Provided by publisher.

Notes

"An Oprah book."

Contents

  • Part I: You and me
  • The name game: Black or African American?
  • What do you see when you see me?: implicit bias
  • The false start: white privilege
  • Cite your sources or drop the class: cultural appropriation
  • The mythical me: angry black men
  • Nooooope!: the n-word
  • Part II: Us and them
  • The house always wins: systemic racism
  • Shifting the narrative: reverse racism
  • The fix: who's governing the government
  • Thug life: justice for some
  • Picking up the pieces: the Black family struggle
  • Part III: We
  • Love wins: the interracial family
  • Good trouble: fighting for change
  • Your presence is requested: how to be an ally
  • Breaking the huddle: how to end racism.

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