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I'm Still Here

Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

by Austin Channing Brown Author · Austin Channing Brown Narrator

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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 as a writer, speaker and expert who helps organizations practice genuine inclusion.
In 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 Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.
For 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Imprint:
Random House Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 107.4 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 107.4 MB

Austin Channing Brown (Author)

AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN is an in-demand speaker at churches, conferences, and organizations across the country. She blogs at Christianity Today's online magazine Today's Christian Woman, and she also writes for outlets like Relevant, Sojourner's, an...

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Austin Channing Brown (Narrator)

AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN is an in-demand speaker at churches, conferences, and organizations across the country. She blogs at Christianity Today's online magazine Today's Christian Woman, and she also writes for outlets like Relevant, Sojourner's, an...

More about Austin Channing Brown
I'm Still Here
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