The Black Friend

Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs, creating an essential read for committed anti ...

The Black Friend

Author: Frederick Joseph

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781529500615

Page: 264

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Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs, creating an essential read for committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice

Sure I ll Be Your Black Friend

In the biting, hilarious vein of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life comes Ben Philippe’s candid memoir-in-essays, chronicling a lifetime of being the Black friend (see also: foreign kid, ...

Sure  I ll Be Your Black Friend

Author: Ben Philippe

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0063026457

Page: 320

View: 489

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good white person of liberal leanings must be in want of a Black friend. In the biting, hilarious vein of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life comes Ben Philippe’s candid memoir-in-essays, chronicling a lifetime of being the Black friend (see also: foreign kid, boyfriend, coworker, student, teacher, roommate, enemy) in predominantly white spaces. In an era in which “I have many black friends” is often a medal of Wokeness, Ben hilariously chronicles the experience of being on the receiving end of those fist bumps. He takes us through his immigrant childhood, from wanting nothing more than friends to sit with at lunch, to his awkward teenage years, to college in the age of Obama, and adulthood in the Trump administration—two sides of the same American coin. Ben takes his role as your new black friend seriously, providing original and borrowed wisdom on stereotypes, slurs, the whole “swimming thing,” how much Beyoncé is too much Beyoncé, Black Girl Magic, the rise of the Karens, affirmative action, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other conversations you might want to have with your new BBFF. Oscillating between the impulse to be "one of the good ones" and the occasional need to excuse himself to the restrooms, stuff his mouth with toilet paper, and scream, Ben navigates his own Blackness as an "Oreo" with too many opinions for his father’s liking, an encyclopedic knowledge of CW teen dramas, and a mouth he can't always control. From cheating his way out of swim tests to discovering stray family members in unlikely places, he finds the punchline in the serious while acknowledging the blunt truths of existing as a Black man in today’s world. Extremely timely, Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend is a conversational take on topics both light and heavy, universal and deeply personal, which reveals incisive truths about the need for connection in all of us.

65 Things Not To Say To Your Black Friend An Anti Racist s Guide To Microaggressions How They Really Impact Black People

Everyone can relate to or gain insight from this book. Grab this book for your friends of all ethnicities, your friends in the LGBTQI+ community, your parents, your co-workers, and yes, your black friends too!

65 Things Not To Say To Your Black Friend  An Anti Racist s Guide To Microaggressions   How They Really Impact Black People

Author: The Shift Print

Publisher: The Shift Print

ISBN: 1990479014

Page: 77

View: 363

Microaggressions seem like such small things, but they often have a huge and negative impact emotionally and psychologically, even if that is not the intention of the speaker. The victim is left feeling confused and hurt, wondering if the speaker even realized what they had just said, and the true impact of their statement or question on a black individual. Some of these careless statements still linger and sting even after years. Our solution was to create this little handbook, for all anti-racists. The authors of this book are two, anti-racist, black Canadians of Jamacian descent, who believe in the creation of a better world for all of us, beginning by learning and teaching acceptance and empathy for all peoples. ★ Who is this book for? This book is for EVERYONE! We are all living in this oppressive system, and we all have internalized biases, prejudices, and even racism. It's not our fault, but it is our responsibility to unlearn these things for the benefit of everyone, ourselves included. This book is definitely something we wish we had growing up. So many young people experience people saying or doing things that seemed harmless on the surface, but that stuck with them for days, months, even years later! This book explains just what you are going through and how to deal. ★ Get this book for your white friends, but don't stop there. Everyone can relate to or gain insight from this book. Grab this book for your friends of all ethnicities, your friends in the LGBTQI+ community, your parents, your co-workers, and yes, your black friends too! This book was made to help us all become anti-racist. ★ Learn the common and uncommon phrases and behaviors that negatively impact black people's experience living in this world. (Phrases such as: "I don't see color", "You're so angry", "Excuse me, do you live around here?") This book will help you understand how these hurtful things are interpreted by black people, and encourage a disruption of this behavior before you or anyone else enacts them in the future. ★ Our goal is to empower all readers to actively disrupt racism and discrimination against black people, and build unity, respect, appreciation, and understanding. Ultimately, we aim to create an amazing community of people, who want to create a more safe, fair, and beautiful world for everyone. ★ Warning: This book is not sugar-coated. Why? Because Black people don't get a sugar-coated version of racism. It holds readers/people accountable for the way their seemingly innocent, microaggressive words and actions affect their black friends and loved ones. This book is to be used as a guide to help yourself and others to understand that while the intent behind microaggressive phrasing might be innocent, the impact may not be so innocuous. As an anti-racist ally, use this book to help you recognize microaggressive behavior and speech towards black people and call it out when you do. If you're ready to become an actively anti-racist, and empathetic person add this book to cart today!

Dear White People

Channeling the sensibility of the film into this book, Simien will keep you laughing with his humorous observations, even if you haven’t seen the satiric film.

Dear White People

Author: Justin Simien

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476798109

Page: 208

View: 919

*Now a Netflix Original Series* In the satirical tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like comes this witty companion book to the “incredibly entertaining” (Indiewire) film of the same name, which “heralds a fresh and funny new voice” (Variety). Right out of college, Justin Simien wrote a screenplay about the nuanced experiences of four black students on a predominantly white college campus. The film, Dear White People, garnered a Sundance Award for “Breakthrough Talent” and has been hailed by critics everywhere. Channeling the sensibility of the film into this book, Simien will keep you laughing with his humorous observations, even if you haven’t seen the satiric film. News Flash—the minimum number of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised to two. Rather than panic, readers are advised to purchase a copy of Dear White People. Whether you are a dear white person wondering why your black office mate is avoiding eye contact with you after you ran your fingers through her hair, or you’re a black nerd who has to break it to your white friends that you’ve never seen The Wire, this myth-busting, stereotype-diffusing guide to a post-Obama world has something for you! With decision-making trees to help you decide when it’s the right time to wear Blackface (hint: probably never) and quizzes to determine whether you’ve become the Token Black Friend™, Dear White People is the ultimate silly-yet-authoritative handbook to help the curious and confused navigate racial microaggressions in their daily lives. Based on the eponymous, award-winning film, which has been lauded as “a smart, hilarious satire,” this tongue-in-cheek guide is a must-have that anybody who is in semi-regular contact with black people can’t afford to miss!

How to Be Black

Have you ever been called “too black” or “not black enough”? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? Have you ever heard of black people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.

How to Be Black

Author: Baratunde Thurston

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062098047

Page: 272

View: 362

New York Times Bestseller Baratunde Thurston’s comedic memoir chronicles his coming-of-blackness and offers practical advice on everything from “How to Be the Black Friend” to “How to Be the (Next) Black President”. Have you ever been called “too black” or “not black enough”? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? Have you ever heard of black people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. It is also for anyone who can read, possesses intelligence, loves to laugh, and has ever felt a distance between who they know themselves to be and what the world expects. Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has more than over thirty years' experience being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise in how to be black. “As a black woman, this book helped me realize I’m actually a white man.”—Patton Oswalt

A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues

This book is a must-read not just for Rogers’s white colleagues, but for anyone interested in being a part of the solution.” —Mehrsa Baradaran, author of The Color of Money and Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law Learn how to ...

A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues

Author: Steven S. Rogers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119794773

Page: 240

View: 642

Learn how to address racial wealth disparity in the United States today From the life, professional experiences, and research of former Harvard Business School professor Steven Rogers, comes his boldly stated, A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues. This informative epistle investigates the causes of racial wealth disparity in the United States and provides solutions for addressing it. Through extensive data and historical research, anecdotes, teaching, and case studies, it presents practical ways White people can work with and help the Black community. It teaches readers that eliminating the $153,000 wealth gap between Black and White people is the solution to over 75% of our problems and offers solutions to help improve Black-White racial relations in the United States. In straightforward language, filled with facts, stories, advice, and sometimes even humor, A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues encourages every White person to share his/her wealth with the Black community—plain and simple. This book recommends that you spend a portion of your annual household budget with Black-owned companies. If more money is spent at Black-owned businesses, those companies can grow and create more jobs for Black people. Rogers also proposes White people make large savings deposits into Black-owned banks. These are the financial institutions that are the backbone of the Black community that provide loans to the Black community for businesses, education, automobiles, and home mortgages. And finally, he resolutely encourages White people to support government reparations to Black Americans who are descendants of Black men and women, who were enslaved from 1619 to 1865. Those who read the book will: Understand the root causes of racial disparities in America Discover how you can personally contribute to reducing the inequality between Black and White people in the United States today Get concrete recommendations on how to redirect your spending to Black-owned institutions to help decrease the racial wealth gap This groundbreaking book provides financial recommendations that you can put into practice today, using his helpful instructions in most of the chapters, to address the systemic inequality between White and Black Americans. Read A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues and be part of the path forward.

Afraid of the Dark

The definitive guide for anyone who has contact with people of another race--in companies, schools, neighborhoods, or other social situations--this book asserts that race is not the unfathomable mystery it is usually made out to be.

Afraid of the Dark

Author: Jim Myers

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 156976588X

Page: 360

View: 152

The definitive guide for anyone who has contact with people of another race--in companies, schools, neighborhoods, or other social situations--this book asserts that race is not the unfathomable mystery it is usually made out to be. In a revealing, accessible, and stimulating discussion based on little-known facts and innovative research, this book explains why many whites are uneasy about blacks and how blacks react to this, why numerous blacks suspect the worst from whites, why white explanations don't hold up, why myths about sex remain so prevalent, and what both races can do together to make their relations better.

Re Visioning Family Therapy Third Edition

From the White person's perspective, a friendship with a Black person shouldn't be difficult because this proves she or he is a good White person.

Re Visioning Family Therapy  Third Edition

Author: Monica McGoldrick

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462539742

Page: 614

View: 295

A leading text for courses that go beyond the basics of family systems theory, intervention techniques, and diversity, this influential work has now been significantly revised with 65% new material. The volume explores how family relationships--and therapy itself--are profoundly shaped by race, social class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other intersecting dimensions of marginalization and privilege. Chapters from leading experts guide the practitioner to challenge assumptions about family health and pathology, understand the psychosocial impact of oppression, and tap into clients' cultural resources for healing. Practical clinical strategies are interwoven with theoretical insights, case examples, training ideas, and therapists' reflections on their own cultural and family legacies. New to This Edition *Existing chapters have been thoroughly updated and 21 chapters added, expanding the perspectives in the book. *Reflects over a decade of theoretical and clinical advances and the growing diversity of the United States. *New sections on re-visioning clinical research, trauma and psychological homelessness, and larger systems.

Dear White People

... a party? . . . ask your black friends about life in the hood before being ... birthday party because you assume you'll be the only white person there?

Dear White People

Author: Justin Simien

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476798095

Page: 160

View: 446

A tongue-in-cheek guide for identifying and avoiding stereotypes and microaggressions against African Americans includes a "should I wear blackface?" flowchart, a guide to minstrelsy in reality television, and thoughts on interracial relationships.

Nice Racism

Nice Racism is an essential work for any white person who wants to take steps to align their values with their actual practice, and offers people of colour an 'insider's' perspective which may be helpful for navigating whiteness.

Nice Racism

Author: Robin DiAngelo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141997435

Page: 224

View: 130

Racism is not a simple matter of good people versus bad. In White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo explained how racism is a system into which all white people are socialized. She also made a provocative claim: that white progressives cause the most daily harm to people of colour. In Nice Racism, her follow-up work, she explains how they do so. Drawing on her background as a sociologist and over twenty-five years working as an antiracist educator, she moves the conversation forward. Writing directly to white people as a white person, DiAngelo identifies many common racial patterns and breaks down how well-intentioned white people unknowingly perpetuate racial harm. These patterns include rushing to prove that we are 'not racist'; downplaying white advantage; romanticizing Black, Indigenous and other peoples of colour; pretending white segregation 'just happens'; expecting BIPOC people to teach us about racism; carefulness; and shame. She challenges the ideology of Individualism and explains why it is OK to generalize about white people, and demonstrates how white people who experience other oppressions still benefit from systemic racism. Writing candidly about her own missteps and struggles, she models a path forward, encouraging white readers to continually face their complicity and embrace courage, lifelong commitment and accountability. Nice Racism is an essential work for any white person who wants to take steps to align their values with their actual practice, and offers people of colour an 'insider's' perspective which may be helpful for navigating whiteness.

White Talk Black Talk

A study of relations between black and white adolescents in South London.

White Talk  Black Talk

Author: Roger Hewitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338240

Page: 253

View: 665

A study of relations between black and white adolescents in South London.

Private Diary of an O J Juror

It's tough to explain this black paranoia to a white person who's been taught since birth that policemen are your friends, always there to protect and to ...

Private Diary of an O J  Juror

Author: Michael Knox

Publisher: Phoenix Books

ISBN: 161467082X

Page: 300

View: 764

This work was originally published prior to the conclusion of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. At that time, California state law made it a crime for jurors and ex-jurors to be paid for writing about their service until 90 days after a trial had ended. That law was found to violate Michael Knox's First Amendment rights, clearing the way for his story to be made public before the trial had ended. Here, Knox reveals that while racial divisions existed on the panel, they were grossly exaggerated. He describes the oppressive, bizarre, and demeaning life of sequestration, where alcohol is prohibited and privacy is nonexistent...even during conjugal visits, jurors worried about having their conversation taped. Knox also explains why he was leaning towards a guilty verdict just prior to his dismissal as a juror.

Me and White Supremacy

Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. The numbers show that readers are ready to do this work--let's give it to them.

Me and White Supremacy

Author: Layla F Saad

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781728209807

Page: 256

View: 672

"Originally published as The me and white supremacy workbook in 2019"--Copyright page.

Giving Up Whiteness

In Giving Up Whiteness, James leads readers on an intimate, humble, and disorienting investigation of what it means to be white in twenty-first-century America.

Giving Up Whiteness

Author: Jeff James

Publisher: Broadleaf Books

ISBN: 1506464033

Page: 244

View: 668

Jeff James was one of the good white guys. At least that's what he thought. But when he asked a black friend how to become an antiracist, he had to think again. "Simple," she shot back, "get rid of whiteness." Thus began his journey to discover, name, and dismantle the racial category that had defined and advantaged him for a lifetime. In Giving Up Whiteness, James leads readers on an intimate, humble, and disorienting investigation of what it means to be white in twenty-first-century America. He begins to wonder what forces shape his own and other white people's choices: about where to live, who to marry, and what church to join. With a blend of honest storytelling and incisive critique, James guides readers through the questions he encountered: What privileges accrue to people categorized as white? How have some Christians bolstered white supremacy through misreading of Scripture? How does whiteness make itself invisible? And is it possible to give it up? The things we can't see yield the most power, so it's time to take a hard look at whiteness. Ultimately, James writes, white people like him have a lot of work to do, and it's past time to get started.

The Seven Rivers

Great, another first black experience for another white person.” Sherry sighed, disappointed and frustrated. “How could people never have black friends?

The Seven Rivers

Author: Cynthia W. Hammer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 154627460X

Page: 220

View: 540

The Seven Rivers is a story about seven teenagers growing up on the waterfront along the Severn River outside Annapolis, Maryland, which has a racial divide looming in the background. The main character, Sherry Sweetstone, tells her life story about the challenges of having friends from diverse backgrounds. This historical novel is definitely a page-turner, taking place in the late seventies and early eighties at a time when children were encouraged to create their own fun. Young Sherry has been bullied as a child and is in a fight for survival in her adolescent years. She decides that if you can’t beat them, join them, pitting herself between multiple decisions. What is more important, becoming a bully or having no friends? Being lonely or being popular? Doing the right thing or succumbing to peer pressure? Listening to her gut or following the crowd? All is told in this fast-paced mystery adventure. The Seven Rivers, with its many twist and turns, is a coming-of-age novel for the youth and young adults and can be compared to The Sandlot and Stand by Me.

White Fragility

Think about how often white people mention the race of a person if they are not white: my black friend, the Asian woman. I enjoy young adult literature but ...

White Fragility

Author: Robin DiAngelo

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807047422

Page: 192

View: 736

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Black and White Women as Friends

This ethnographic study focuses on how women conduct cross-race friendships within adversarial contexts, to shed light on the complexity of these friendships and the intersections of race, class and gender.

Black and White Women as Friends

Author: Mary W. McCullough

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 9781572731127

Page: 220

View: 953

This ethnographic study focuses on how women conduct cross-race friendships within adversarial contexts, to shed light on the complexity of these friendships and the intersections of race, class and gender. It offers an insight into the lives of women and the potential for social change.