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We speak for ourselves : how woke culture prohibits progress

Author: D Watkins
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Paperback, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Atria Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, with searing conviction and full compassion, D. Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up and The Beast Side lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their raw, intimate stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society. Honest and eye-opening, We Speak for Ourselves makes us listen, feel, and create a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Watkins, D. (Dwight).
We speak for ourselves.
New York, NY : Atria Paperback, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2020
(OCoLC)1105955160
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Watkins
ISBN: 9781501187841 1501187848
OCLC Number: 1090498267
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages)
Contents: Part 1: Down bottom. Where I come from ; Just pass the mic ; The hurdles ; The tradition of failure ; Too poor for pop culture ; No retirement for the hustlers --
Part 2: The biggest gang in America. An American tradition ; How our trust is undone ; The Baltimore uprising --
Part 3: Never patriots. I'm sick of woke ; Are you a real one? ; Intellectually curious or racist? --
Part 4: Proximity. Be the person you needed growing up ; There are no shortcuts to change ; Don't make it out, make it better.
Responsibility: D. Watkins.

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The New York Times bestselling author lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society.  Read more...

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