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Austin Channing Brown À 5 Download Download I'm Still Here ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free From a powerful new voice on racial justice an eye opening account of growing up Black Christian and female in middle class white America Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7 when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man Growing up in majority white schools organizations and churches Austin writes I had to learn what it means to love blackness a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America's racial divide. In the same way that not everyone was ready and could handle Between the World and Me this is another that some will have a hard time with It was not meant to comfort white people It s written to share a black experience With that being said if there is one book that could most accurately define my Christian black womanhood my thoughts my pain my fear my concerns my frustrations my awareness that I MUST press on despite not having much to cling to for hope it s this book I read it in one sitting It was that relatable So grateful for Austin s willingness to share her perspective and a part of her story which so many of us black women can Amen to

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Austin Channing Brown À 5 Download Download I'm Still Here ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Veland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle class suburbs from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority white organizationsFor readers who have engaged with America's legacy on race through the writing of Ta Nehisi Coates and Michael Eric Dyson I'm Still Here is an illuminating look 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. If you re at all familiar with Austin Channing Brown you know she is a gifted communicator as both a writer and speaker I had high hopes for her first book and I was hooked from the first page I had intended to only read the first few chapters and before I knew it I chucked my plans for the day and wrapped myself up in the pages of Austin s storyBy the time I finished reading I was even in awe of Austin I m Still Here is truly phenomenalAustin shares how even her very name challenges people s assumptions People expect to a white man when they see the name Austin they don t always know what to do with the Black woman before them She grew up and has worked in majority white schools organizations and churches And with those majority white spaces come stereotypes biases and prejudicesAustin shares her trajectory from believing she was the white culture whisperer after college to seeing how white supremacy infected programs supposedly dedicated to racial reconciliation The role of the bridge builder sounds appealing until it becomes clear how often the bridge is your broken back p 42In chapter 5 titled Whiteness At Work Austin details the microaggressions she experienced in her average workday at a Christian organization It was staggering to see them listed out and know this was just an average day One of many And then to see how the organization had no interest in changing when Austin pointed out the biases present despite its supposed commitment to diversity in the workplace It is little wonder why Austin finds white people so exhausting I can only imagine the bone deep tiredness that comes after a lifetime of existing as a Black woman in primarily white spaces White readers will need to pay special attention to the sections exploring the difference between white fragility and taking full ownership of facing your own racism If you are white you have internalized racism even if you don t see it This is what it is to live in a society stacked in your favor from the moment you are born and this is why it s important for us to confront our privilege and interrogate our biasesMore importantly we cannot we must not rely on People Of Color to help us do that As Austin notes she is not the priest for the white soul p 65 I was very moved by Interlude Letter To My Son I was also moved when Austin shared about her fears that crop up whenever her husband or dad travels She worries they ll be pulled over and won t make it home It s horrifying that this is not an unrealistic fear that there s nothing we can say in reassurance It s a profound reminder of why we need to keep fighting for justice and the eradication of white supremacy at every level There are tough truths here but there is also joy as Austin reflects on the gifts the Black church has given her and what she loves about being a Black woman I loved reading about her memories of her childhood and time with her family as well as her love for books and the libraryEach chapter builds upon the one before it in a way that is masterful This mastery becomes especially clear in the final two chapters The last chapter is a reflection on hope and hopelessness and it is precisely what I needed to read for so many reasons This is the shadow of hope Knowing that we may never see the realization of our dreams and yet still showing up p 105Then I read the final paragraph and Austin brought it all home and my only thought was holy shit It was that powerful I read it again and then again and let her words sink in The whole book builds toward that moment and it is absolutely incredible getting there Highly recommendedDisclosure I was provided a review copy from Convergent in exchange for an honest review Viata lui Ceausescu. Ucenicul partidului you re at all familiar with Austin Channing Brown The Stone Dragon and Other Tragic Romances you know she is a gifted communicator as both a writer and speaker I had high hopes for her first book and I was hooked from the first page I had intended to only read the first few chapters and before I knew it I chucked my plans for the day and wrapped myself up in the pages of Austin s storyBy the time I finished reading I was even in awe of Austin I m Still Here is truly phenomenalAustin shares how even her very name challenges people s assumptions People expect to a white man when they see the name Austin they don t always know what to do with the Black woman before them She grew up and has worked in majority white schools organizations and churches And with those majority white spaces come stereotypes biases and prejudicesAustin shares her trajectory from believing she was the white culture whisperer after college to seeing how white supremacy infected programs supposedly dedicated to racial reconciliation The role of the bridge builder sounds appealing until it becomes clear how often the bridge is Asperger Leben in zwei Welten your broken back p 42In chapter 5 titled Whiteness At Work Austin details the microaggressions she experienced in her average workday at a Christian organization It was staggering to see them listed out and know this was just an average day One of many And then to see how the organization had no interest in changing when Austin pointed out the biases present despite its supposed commitment to diversity in the workplace It is little wonder why Austin finds white people so exhausting I can only imagine the bone deep tiredness that comes after a lifetime of existing as a Black woman in primarily white spaces White readers will need to pay special attention to the sections exploring the difference between white fragility and taking full ownership of facing Herding Cats: A Strategy for Preventive Diplomacy your own racism If Data and Goliath you are white Eliot Jones Midnight Superhero you have internalized racism even if One Boys War you don t see it This is what it is to live in a society stacked in Matrimonial Honor your favor from the moment Firehand you are born and this is why it s important for us to confront our privilege and interrogate our biasesMore importantly we cannot we must not rely on People Of Color to help us do that As Austin notes she is not the priest for the white soul p 65 I was very moved by Interlude Letter To My Son I was also moved when Austin shared about her fears that crop up whenever her husband or dad travels She worries they ll be pulled over and won t make it home It s horrifying that this is not an unrealistic fear that there s nothing we can say in reassurance It s a profound reminder of why we need to keep fighting for justice and the eradication of white supremacy at every level There are tough truths here but there is also joy as Austin reflects on the gifts the Black church has given her and what she loves about being a Black woman I loved reading about her memories of her childhood and time with her family as well as her love for books and the libraryEach chapter builds upon the one before it in a way that is masterful This mastery becomes especially clear in the final two chapters The last chapter is a reflection on hope and hopelessness and it is precisely what I needed to read for so many reasons This is the shadow of hope Knowing that we may never see the realization of our dreams and Adventures of Superman Vol 3 yet still showing up p 105Then I read the final paragraph and Austin brought it all home and my only thought was holy shit It was that powerful I read it again and then again and let her words sink in The whole book builds toward that moment and it is absolutely incredible getting there Highly recommendedDisclosure I was provided a review copy from Convergent in exchange for an honest review

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Austin Channing Brown À 5 Download Download I'm Still Here ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free As a writer speaker and expert who helps organizations practice genuine inclusionIn a time when nearly all institutions schools churches universities businesses claim to value diversity in their mission statements I'm Still Here is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice in stories that bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric from Black Cle. The best time for me to read a memoir is after finishing a fantasy novel in this case The Wicked King because while fiction and non fiction do share similarities at least they should plunging into something very different makes you even aware of what you re reading currentlyThis is the kind of memoir I like reading I recently learned that the word memoir can apply to both an exploration of someone s life like a biography or writing on a specific topic like an essay Although I don t exclusively read memoirs that fit the first definition I do prefer it It s then no surprise that I was immediately captivated by this book It s not only that the author talks about her early life childhood adolescence and coming of age in general all of which I adore reading about it s that she uses her communication skills to share her views and explore her past and present in such an honest and relatable way She denounces racism and uestions today s society s view of Blackness and Whiteness using examples easy to understand and comparisons that immediately put things in perspective One metaphor she used that especially spoke to me was how the world is so much like vanilla ice cream white with only a few chocolate sprinkles on the top but that this is not how it should be because although the sprinkles add flavour they are dispensable And Blackness should not be replaceable It is here to stayIt also never crossed my mind that some companies may hire people of color and of other ethnicities simply to take pride in their own inclusivity while not necessarily wanting to hear any of those people s ideas or welcome their culture with them Many assume they will assimilate Some are even baffled by their new black employees who refuse to assimilate choosing to keep their individualitiesI have read non fiction books that discuss discrimination and race relations in the past but the truth is that I will never stop learning Even if I was aware of some of the things mentioned in this memoir I still ended up learning a lot That s because we never do stop learning Nor should we ever want to Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin


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  • Hardcover
  • 185
  • I'm Still Here
  • Austin Channing Brown
  • English
  • 12 October 2018
  • 9781524760854