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The Resource Tears we cannot stop : a sermon to white America, Michael Eric Dyson

Tears we cannot stop : a sermon to white America, Michael Eric Dyson

Label
Tears we cannot stop : a sermon to white America
Title
Tears we cannot stop
Title remainder
a sermon to white America
Statement of responsibility
Michael Eric Dyson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 non-stop 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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyson, Michael Eric
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.D955 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Racism
  • Race discrimination
  • Race relations
Label
Tears we cannot stop : a sermon to white America, Michael Eric Dyson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Call to worship -- Hymns of praise -- Invocation -- Scripture reading -- Sermon -- Repenting of whiteness. Inventing whiteness -- The five stages of white grief -- The plague of white innocence -- Being Black in America. Nigger -- Our own worst enemy? -- Coptopia -- Benediction -- Offering plate -- Prelude to service -- Closing prayer
Control code
ocn968158669
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781250135995
Lccn
2016049919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968158669
Label
Tears we cannot stop : a sermon to white America, Michael Eric Dyson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Call to worship -- Hymns of praise -- Invocation -- Scripture reading -- Sermon -- Repenting of whiteness. Inventing whiteness -- The five stages of white grief -- The plague of white innocence -- Being Black in America. Nigger -- Our own worst enemy? -- Coptopia -- Benediction -- Offering plate -- Prelude to service -- Closing prayer
Control code
ocn968158669
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781250135995
Lccn
2016049919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968158669

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