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Tears we cannot stop : a sermon to white America

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Fifty years ago, Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 9781250135995 1250135990
OCLC Number: 956745417
Description: 228 pages ; 20 cm
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.
Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson.

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