Longing: Stories of Racial Healing

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Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2010 - Religion - 364 pages
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A collection of true stories from the journey of one white couple toward understanding their hidden fears, prejudices, and ultimate connection to African Americans. As diversity trainers, the authors describe uncomfortable and embarrassing situations, examine their mistakes and unconscious assumptions, and share what they have learned about being white. Their stories contain revelations from black friends and strangers who taught them to see beyond superficial theories and to confront the attitudes that have shaped how Americans think about race. But above all, their stories speak about the longing they discovered everywhere they traveled-a longing to connect and to heal from the racial separation that has so deeply wounded this country.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Foreword
7
Introduction
21
BEFORE 1997
27
19972002
73
Eves Little Serpent
165
Electric Fly
181
The Moor and the Minstrel
195
Moose Tracks
263
Images
277
Robbed
283
The Word
295
Safe Haven
305
Lightning Rod
313
Of Horse Riders and Kings
321
Assimilation
331

The Pitch
209
Hands
215
Body Language
225
20052009
235
Snowbird
239
Magic
253
Reflections from the Road
337
Keep up the Work
343
Conclusion
355
Notes
359
Bibliography
363
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