A Great Place to Start Your Antiracism Journey
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AUTHOR: Austin Channing Brown
LENGTH: 192 pages (hardcover edition)
FIRST PUBLISHED: May 15, 2018
Austin Channing Brown’s memoir of growing up black in a predominately white world is a great place to start your antiracism journey. (Actually, it’s great for any stage. So, pick it up and start reading!)
I’m Still Here is deeply personal book and offered a perspective I needed to read. It made me uncomfortable in all of the best ways. I crave that uncomfortable-ness because it helps me grow and become a better person.
Brown is a straight talker and she’s not here to hold her white reader’s hands. She talks about the divide between talking about diversity and actually valuing and practicing it. There is an emphasis on the evangelical church because that is part of Brown’s personal experience. She also takes you to the workplace, the suburbs, and schools.
Read this book if you’re looking for a personal experience of racism, interested in the church’s role, or are looking to expand your own worldview.