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Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Geschrieben von Michael Eric Dyson

Erzählt von Michael Eric Dyson


Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Geschrieben von Michael Eric Dyson

Erzählt von Michael Eric Dyson

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4.5/5 (169 Bewertungen)
Länge:
5 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Jan 17, 2017
ISBN:
9781427287250
Format:
Hörbuch

Anmerkung des Herausgebers

A call to action…

In his searing sermon to white America, Michael Eric Dyson writes: “There is a paradox that many of you refuse to see: to get to a point where race won’t make a difference, we have to wrestle, first, with the difference that race makes.” This is a fantastic place to start.

Beschreibung

In the wake of yet another set of police killings of black men, Michael Eric Dyson wrote a tell-it-straight, no-holds-barred piece for the NYT on Sunday, July 7: "Death in Black and White" (it was updated within a day to acknowledge the killing of police officers in Dallas). The response has been overwhelming. Beyoncé and Isabel Wilkerson tweeted it; JJ Abrams, among many other prominent people, wrote him a long fan letter. The NYT closed the comments section after 2,500 responses, and Dyson has been on NPR, BBC, and CNN nonstop since then.

Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, "Nothing." Dyson believes he was wrong. In Tears We Cannot Stop, he responds to that question. If we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

As Dyson writes, "At birth you are given a pair of binoculars that see black life from a distance, never with the texture of intimacy. Those binoculars are privilege; they are status, regardless of your class. In fact the greatest privilege that exists is for white folk to get stopped by a cop and not end up dead... The problem is you do not want to know anything different from what you think you know... You think we have been handed everything because we fought your selfish insistence that the world, all of it — all its resources, all its riches, all its bounty, all its grace — should be yours first and foremost, and if there's anything left, why then we can have some, but only if we ask politely and behave gratefully."

In the tradition of The Fire Next Time (Baldwin), short, emotional, literary, powerful, this is the audio-book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations need to hear.

A Macmillan Audio production.

Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Jan 17, 2017
ISBN:
9781427287250
Format:
Hörbuch

Über den Autor

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON—distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Science, and of Ethics and Society, Divinity School, and Centennial Professor at Vanderbilt University—is one of America’s premier public intellectuals and the author of New York Times bestsellers including JAY-Z, Tears We Cannot Stop, What Truth Sounds Like, and Long Time Coming. A contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, Dr. Dyson is a recipient of two NAACP Image awards and the 2020 Langston Hughes Festival Medallion. Former president Barack Obama has noted: “Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison.”


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  • In his searing sermon to white America, Michael Eric Dyson writes: "There is a paradox that many of you refuse to see: to get to a point where race won't make a difference, we have to wrestle, first, with the difference that race makes." This book is a fantastic place to start.

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  • (5/5)
    A book every white christian should read or listen to. Very practical.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent read, so grateful for truth-sayers like Dyson, great book recommendation as well!
  • (5/5)
    Been watching Dr. Dyson on Interviews and debates for years. Finally decided to read one of his books. Glad I did! It was eye opening! Definitely a must read!
  • (5/5)
    https://www.amoode.com/آموزش-پاکسازی-پیشرفته-پوست-در-اصفهان/
    بهترین آموزشگاه آرایشگری در اصفهان در زمینه پاکسازی پوست؟
  • (5/5)
    A must read for every White person in America. Truth
  • (5/5)
    A necessary book for every white person to listen to. Dyson is poignant and well spoken. Very relevant in 2020.
  • (5/5)
    This was a wonderful audiobook. I think I learned as much or more than I did after reading white fertility. All white people need to listen to this!
  • (5/5)
    An important message for white Americans and all Americans. Eloquently written and compelling.
  • (1/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Woke garbage to people that want to pretend they are better people.

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (2/5)

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

    Foul language - Harsh judgementalism of "whiteness" - very crude

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

  • (5/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Dr. Dyson is a shining example of why White people never wanted us to learn how to read, because of the power of knowledge expressed in words. He so brilliantly and eloquently tells White people off, and tells them about themselves in a way that they need to hear it, as well as in a way that can be objectively received by a rational and conscious human being. He precisely identifies some of the problems of the psyche of White folks, such as the C.H.E.A.T. (Chronic historical evasion and trickery) disorder. This is a must listen for people who are concerned about true change, as well as for people who are stricken with the aforementioned disorder.

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (5/5)
    Unsettling, must read book. To ignore yhis messsge is to continue to bury one's head in the mud and blood of a whitewashed history of America. Preach on brother Tyson preach on!
  • (5/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    It was a great book that I hope opens the mind of those who it was intended for

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (5/5)

    3 Leute fanden das hilfreich

    I sought this book out after seeing Eric Michael Dyson on Bill Maher's show; the author schooling Maher on his joke, using the N-word. I have been researching Women's History that we were not taught and inevitably one will run into untaught Black and Indigenous Americans' history, when researching Women's contributions to the USA and the World. This book really brings home the idea that even Liberals do not comprehend how little we understand equality and what it really means to be advocates. I watched in dismay as my Liberal friends took offense to Black Lives Matter. I have been accused of having, "white guilt", simply for explaining some Black History on social media, simply because I have been searching for more than I was taught. I was also appalled at the 48% apathy rate in the 2016 election and this book has given me some idea of why that may have happened. I have asked a writer friend, "Why don't blacks follow police instructions?" He told me that they are simply fed up, and if I am fed up with the way men treat women and disgusted with our buried history, identities and contributions, then I already have my answer. If you want to keep learning and keep the dialogue open, then this book is a great part of that journey. The audiobook is especially nice, hearing Dyson's powerful oration. He gives many other references to keep your educational journey going. This book is time well-spent. I am thankful Scribd and Eric Michael Dyson have given us the opportunity to have this book so quickly.

    3 Leute fanden das hilfreich

  • (5/5)
    This book will give any open minded white person a lot to think about no matter how "not racist" we think we are. I can't help but thinking, though, after hearing all of the problems America faces and trying (and failing) to speak with friends about these matters, that our future is very bleak.
  • (4/5)

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

    Excellent, painful, moving book, especially if you are white. Every white person should read it!

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

  • (5/5)

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

    Good! Eloquently described white privilege. Gave tools to act consciously

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich