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Michael Eric Dyson
Birth date: October 23, 1958
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Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop rated it 3 weeks ago
A must read that puts the onus on white people in America to take responsibility and activism against institutional racism. Mostly this book settles into blackness and whiteness, but there are mentions of LGBT+, women, and class issues. Dr. Dyson uses his own experiences as well as national incident...
Sassafrass rated it 2 years ago
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America - Michael Eric Dyson Ok, this a huge departure from what I usually read, but I'm making a point this year to read more non-fiction. It's something that I need for my soul right now. I have to stop always escaping into fantasy because the real world ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
Where do I begin? Let's start with me. It was 1993. I was fourteen years old, a white kid from a middle-class home in Kansas. For years, I'd been a fan of music, largely R&B—Bobby Brown, Shai, Portrait, Boyz II Men—those were my jams. In fact, it was the promise of a performance by Shai on the ill-c...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
The teenage self who first read this book would have given it five stars without hesitation. The conception is brilliant. I don't think there's a better way to really absorb history, and really inspire people to dig deeper, than what this purported to do. To really have you come face to face with hi...
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it 10 years ago
This was pretty good. It's amazing what lengths he went to to confirm everything his family had told him about his family. The book is beautifully written and is narrated in such a way that the reader feels not only like they know the characters but that we are in their place.
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