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"Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison." --Barack Obama
Published in the wake of the last presidential election, Tears We Cannot Stop spent two months on the New York Times bestseller list. Michael Eric Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. As Dyson writes, "The problem is you do not want to know anything different from what you think you know... You think we have been handed everything because we fought your selfish insistence that the world, all of it--all its resources, all its riches, all its bounty, all its grace--should be yours first and foremost, and if there's anything left, why then we can have some, but only if we ask politely and behave gratefully."
Short, emotional, literary, powerful, this modern classic is required reading for all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations.