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My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness

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ISBN13: 9780140244366
ISBN10: 0140244360
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Renowned African American journalist Patricia Raybon comes face-to-face with her own race-driven instincts and past in this powerful book that is part journal, part memoir, part social commentary. In a brave and elegant narrative that owes much to the spirit of its potent message, "My First White Friend" invites readers of all races to explore the hard road from hatred to forgiveness, trust, love, letting go--and moving on.

Synopsis:

"In mid-life Afro-American journalist Raybon made a conscious decision to stop hating white people. Her journal/analysis provides discourse on hatred and forgiveness, the rise of her hatred, and her efforts to conquer her fears and forgive the past. An unusual account of conscious change."—Kirkus Reviews.

Table of Contents

Prologue

Part One: Race

1 A History with Demons

2 The Problem Is Me?

3 Down By the Cross

4 All Shook Up

5 A Letter to My First White Friend

Part Two: Forgiveness

6 Seeking

7 Finding

8 Knowing

Part Three: Love (Four Stories and an Ending)

9 Real Life

10 Regarding Mother

11 School Daze

12 The Affirmation

13 Setting to Right

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

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seriousld151, November 16, 2008 (view all comments by seriousld151)
This was a very good book. It reminded me of the past and how I sould treat people. We can not make others do right but we are in charge of how and what we do with and about ourselves.We also can not make people do the right things but we can do right by ourselves and others.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140244366
Author:
Raybon, Patricia
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Racism -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 9501
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.96x5.00x.61 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict

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"In mid-life Afro-American journalist Raybon made a conscious decision to stop hating white people. Her journal/analysis provides discourse on hatred and forgiveness, the rise of her hatred, and her efforts to conquer her fears and forgive the past. An unusual account of conscious change."—Kirkus Reviews.
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