I'm Still Here

I'm Still Here

Black Dignity in A World Made for Whiteness

Book - 2018
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An "account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America ... [that looks] at how white, middle-class, evangelicalism has participated in an era of rising racial hostility, inviting the reader to confront apathy, recognize God's ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness--if we let it--can save us all"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Convergent, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524760854
1524760854
Characteristics: 185 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number: B BROWN, A

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At the age of seven, Austin Channing Brown learned that her parents named her Austin to fool future potential employers into assuming she was a white man. She tells the story of learning to love her blackness.

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AnnabelleLee27 May 17, 2019

An earnest and personal examination of race relations in American society and also in the evangelical community. The author's outlook is bleak and heartfelt, quote: "And so, instead of waiting for the bright sunshine, I have learned to rest in the shadow of hope...Knowing that we may never ... Read More »


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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Jul 27, 2020

This is a unique anti-racism book because it focuses specifically on faith communities. That said, the conclusions of this book can be appreciated in any organization.

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cbriggs
Jul 17, 2020

What happened in the slave era was obscene and there is still racism. I’m a Caucasian and my heart considers all races equal. Let’s not have reverse racism “ for white people “

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moonlikebrunette
Mar 24, 2020

This book is a tough read for a white person, but completely necessary.
I'm grateful to Austin for showing such honesty and vulnerability.
This is a book that all white people need to read and allow to change their hearts.

AnnabelleLee27 May 17, 2019

An earnest and personal examination of race relations in American society and also in the evangelical community. The author's outlook is bleak and heartfelt, quote: "And so, instead of waiting for the bright sunshine, I have learned to rest in the shadow of hope...Knowing that we may never see the realization of our dreams, and yet still showing up." It offers comfort to those directly impacted by racism and offers many eye opening revelations for Whites who are not familiar with this topic or who want to rush past this painful reality.

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queensthief
Feb 12, 2019

Direct, proud, clear.
A good choice for literally anyone, but I'd definitely add this to booklists for those seeking wisdom in leadership positions.

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TinaMeadows
Jun 22, 2018

I read this book in two days. I can see where some will have an issue with it and for that I can simply offer to read it with an open heart, seeking to understand other experiences. It definitely makes me think, the words were changing, challenging me to think about "reality" and what I really know about it, challenging me to think about assumptions I make. Sometimes it was difficult to read. Other times, I could relate through my own window of experience and it caused my window to become bigger, letting in more varied experiences. In my opinion, it's not a "one and done" kind of book.... I believe I will get other things out of it when I read it again.

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queensthief
Feb 12, 2019

Rare is the ministry praying that they would be worthy of the giftedness of Black minds and hearts

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