From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing 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 as a writer, speaker and expert who helps organizations practice genuine inclusion.In 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 storie...
|Title||:||I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Reviews
This is a fantastic book and a must read for anyone who identifies with any of the following:
-is a person of color
-does anti racist work
-wants to do anti racist work
-anyone and everyone
I identified with so many of her experiences. It was just empowering to read stories that spoke directly to my own experiences and to have this book to point to as a reference point for white friends/allies/acquaintances looking to me to explain things to them.
Austin Channing Brown is straightforward & honest about her experiences as a black woman in America, making this a great addition to the ongoing racial justice conversation.
Austin Channing Brown has delivered a powerful statement on the harm that Christian white supremacy does to black bodies and everyone would benefit from reading her brilliance!
Some honest, poignant, and approachable conversation on race. I've read a lot of books on race, and sometimes they can be intimidating. The topic is heavy enough, but sometimes the books are academic in nature or are such a high level that you really have to wade through them. Brown's feels much more approachable. That's not to say she doesn't tackle heavy stuff (she does) or have hard things to say (she does) or is intellectually light (it's not), but it just feels very conversational. It's als ...more
4.45 stars. This is a powerful book! Review to follow
Clear, succinct, and poignant. This book isn’t really for white people, but every white person should read it. Austin Channing Brown just tells the truth with conviction and feeling. I have been reading books about race for a few years and this is the first I’ve seen in a white, upper-middle class, and specifically ministry context. She discusses racism in places that are supposed to be above it, white guilt in a way that I have never heard so clearly defined and contended with, and the fear and ...more
There’s much for everyone to learn from this book—the black community, the Church, and the majority culture. It’s eye-opening for those who choose to see, educational for those willing to learn, and inspiring for those ready to act.
My full review: https://thewitnessbcc.com/review-im-s...
*An advance copy of this book was provided to me for free by the publisher for the purpose of writing this honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
I wish I could give this ten stars.