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Author Henry, Andre (Musician), author.

Title All the white friends I couldn't keep : hope--and hard pills to swallow--about fighting for black lives / Andre Henry.

Publication Info. New York : Convergent, [2022]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  305.8 HENRY    Check Shelf
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 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  305.8009 HENRY    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.8009 HENRY    Check Shelf
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 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  305.8009 HENRY    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  305.8009 HENRY    Check Shelf
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Edition First edition.
Description x, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-269).
Contents Embracing Apocalypses -- The Whole World Is Stone Mountain -- The Right to Remain Angry -- The Political & The Personal -- We Do Not Debate with Racists -- We Can All Be White -- Breaking Up with White Jesus -- Revolution Now -- (White) Men Explain Things to Me -- How to Be Hopeful -- The Truth About Unity -- Building Our Own Tables -- How Black Love Became Important to Me -- To Fight or to Flee -- Born Again.
Summary "A leading voice for social justice reveals how he stopped arguing with white people who deny the ongoing legacy of racism -- and offers a proven path forward for Black people and people of color based on the history of nonviolent struggle. When the rallying cry "Black Lives Matter" was heard across the world in 2013, Andre Henry was one of the millions for whom the movement caused a political awakening and a rupture in some of his closest relationships with white people. As he began using his artistic gifts to share his experiences and perspective, Henry was aggrieved to discover that many white Americans -- people he called friends and family -- were more interested in debating whether racism existed or whether Henry was being polite enough in the way he used his voice. In this personal and thought-provoking book, Henry explores how the historical divides between Black people and non-Black people are expressed through our most mundane interactions, and why this struggle won't be resolved through civil discourse, diversity hires, interracial relationships, or education. What we need is a revolution, one that moves beyond symbolic progress to disrupt systems of racial violence and inequality in tangible, creative ways. Sharing stories from his own path to activism -- from studying at seminary to becoming a student of nonviolent social change, from working as a praise leader to singing about social justice -- and connecting those experiences to lessons from successful nonviolent struggles in America and around the world, Andre Henry calls on Black people and people of color to divest from whiteness and its false promises, trust what their lived experiences tell them, and practice hope as a discipline as they work for lasting change."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Racism -- United States.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Racism against Black people -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
HISTORY / United States / General.
African Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799698
Equality. (OCoLC)fst00914456
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination^BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black^RELIGION / Christian Living / Social Issues.
Added Title All the white friends I could not keep
Other Form: Online version: Henry, Andre (Musician). All the white friends I couldn't keep First edition. New York : Convergent, [2021] 9780593239896 (DLC) 2021052965
ISBN 9780593239889 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0593239881 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9780593239896 (ebook)
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