(I'm Still Here) [Download] ì Austin Channing Brown

  • Hardcover
  • 185
  • I'm Still Here
  • Austin Channing Brown
  • English
  • 19 May 2018
  • 9781524760854

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I'm Still Here free read ¼ 106 Austin Channing Brown » 6 download download µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB » Austin Channing Brown 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. I m Still Here Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness is Austin Channing Brown s story of growing up in a predominately white world She talks about her childhood and church her family her experiences in college and the work world and throughout all of this embracing being Black Austin is spot on in her discussion of many workplaces I rolled my eyes multiple times in frustration on her behalf as she recounted comments and challenges from coworkers even those alleging they meant no harm An overhaul of workplace culture is necessary particularly in the corporate world Too often companies issue distant jargon laden statements hosting a round table discussion once or twice claiming they offer an inclusive environment and have zero tolerance for racist behavior comments then continuously move on until the next instance of tragedy that they become aware of White people should be speaking less and listening at work and elsewhere everywhereI listened to the audiobook narrated by Austin herself which I highly recommend While short in length I listened to it in small parts over the last week taking in each piece of her story I m Still Here highlights several ongoing issues in our society and serves as a timely reminder we have much to learn Change doesn t happen by hoping it happens through action こころ [Kokoro] 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. I m Still Here Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness is Austin Channing Brown s story of growing 2 Dalawa up in a predominately white world She talks about her childhood and church her family her experiences in college and the work world and throughout all of this embracing being Black Austin is spot on in her discussion of many workplaces I rolled my eyes multiple times in frustration on her behalf as she recounted comments and challenges from coworkers even those alleging they meant no harm An overhaul of workplace culture is necessary particularly in the corporate world Too often companies issue distant jargon laden statements hosting a round table discussion once or twice claiming they offer an inclusive environment and have zero tolerance for racist behavior comments then continuously move on Managerial Decision Making until the next instance of tragedy that they become aware of White people should be speaking less and listening at work and elsewhere everywhereI listened to the audiobook narrated by Austin herself which I highly recommend While short in length I listened to it in small parts over the last week taking in each piece of her story I m Still Here highlights several ongoing issues in our society and serves as a timely reminder we have much to learn Change doesn t happen by hoping it happens through action

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I'm Still Here free read ¼ 106 Austin Channing Brown » 6 download download µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB » Austin Channing Brown 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. Yeah I m going to need my own copy of this book so I can re read it and mark it up So many good truths in hereWatch me discuss this book in my July wrap up Teacher Evaluation in Music 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 Reticence Custard Protocol #4 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. Yeah I m going to need my own copy of this book so I can re read it and mark it Peloponnesian War up So many good truths in hereWatch me discuss this book in my July wrap Training for the New Alpinism up

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I'm Still Here free read ¼ 106 Austin Channing Brown » 6 download download µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB » Austin Channing Brown 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