Tears We Cannot Stop

Tears We Cannot Stop

This is a major achievement. I read it and said amen." Short, emotional, literary, powerful—Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250135990

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post • Bustle • Men's Journal • The Chicago Reader • StarTribune • Blavity • The Guardian • NBC New York's Bill's Books • Kirkus • Essence “One of the most frank and searing discussions on race ... a deeply serious, urgent book, which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and King's Why We Can't Wait." —The New York Times Book Review Toni Morrison hails Tears We Cannot Stop as "Elegantly written and powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish." Stephen King says: "Here’s a sermon that’s as fierce as it is lucid...If you’re black, you’ll feel a spark of recognition in every paragraph. If you’re white, Dyson tells you what you need to know—what this white man needed to know, at least. This is a major achievement. I read it and said amen." Short, emotional, literary, powerful—Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read. As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop—a provocative and deeply personal call for change. 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. "The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don't act now, if you don't address race immediately, there very well may be no future."
Categories: Social Science

Tears We Cannot Stop

Tears We Cannot Stop

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Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250136008

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post • Bustle • Men's Journal • The Chicago Reader • StarTribune • Blavity • The Guardian • NBC New York's Bill's Books • Kirkus • Essence “One of the most frank and searing discussions on race ... a deeply serious, urgent book, which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and King's Why We Can't Wait." —The New York Times Book Review Toni Morrison hails Tears We Cannot Stop as "Elegantly written and powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish." Stephen King says: "Here’s a sermon that’s as fierce as it is lucid...If you’re black, you’ll feel a spark of recognition in every paragraph. If you’re white, Dyson tells you what you need to know—what this white man needed to know, at least. This is a major achievement. I read it and said amen." Short, emotional, literary, powerful—Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read. As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop—a provocative and deeply personal call for change. 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. "The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don't act now, if you don't address race immediately, there very well may be no future."
Categories: Social Science

Notes on Michael Eric Dyson s Tears We Cannot Stop by Instaread

Notes on Michael Eric Dyson s Tears We Cannot Stop by Instaread

He writes, “although I am a scholar, a cultural and political critic, and a social activist, I am before, and above anything else, ... Tears We Cannot Stop includes numerous examples drawn from Dyson's personal experience with racism.

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread

ISBN: 9781683786849

Category: Study Aids

Page: 21

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Categories: Study Aids

Theatre History Studies 2021 Volume 40

Theatre History Studies 2021  Volume 40

Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017), 103. 20. Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, 73. Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, 74. Branden Jacobs- Jenkins, Appropriate (New York: ...

Author: Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817371159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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A peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-America Theatre Conference Introduction --LISA JACKSON-SCHEBETTA, WITH ODAI JOHNSON, CHRYSTYNA DAIL, AND JONATHAN SHANDELL PART I STUDIES IN THEATRE HISTORY Un-Reading Voltaire: The Ghost in the Cupboard of the House of Reason --ODAI JOHNSON Caricatured, Marginalized, and Erased: African American Artists and Philadelphia's Negro Unit of the FTP, 1936-1939 --JONATHAN SHANDELL Stop Your Sobbing: White Fragility, Slippery Empathy, and Historical Consciousness in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Appropriate --SCOTT PROUDFIT Asia and Alwin Nikolais: Interdisciplinarity, Orientalist Tendencies, and Midcentury American Dance --ANGELA K. AHLGREN PART II WITCH CHARACTERS AND WITCHY PERFORMANCE Editor's Introduction to the Special Section Shifting Shapes: Witch Characters and Witchy Performances --CHRYSTYNA DAIL To Wright the Witch: The Case of Joanna Baillie's Witchcraft --JANE BARNETTE Nothing Wicked This Way Comes: Shakespeare's Subversion of Archetypal Witches in The Winter's Tale --JESSICA HOLT Of Women and Witches: Performing the Female Body in Caryl Churchill's Vinegar Tom --MAMATA SENGUPTA (Un)Limited: The Influence of Mentorship and Father-Daughter Relationships on Elphaba's Heroine Journey in Wicked --REBECCA K. HAMMONDS Immersive Witches: New York City under the Spell of Sleep No More and Then She Fell --DAVID BISAHA PART III Essay from the Conference The Robert A. Schanke Award-Winning Essay, MATC 2020 New Conventions for a New Generation: High School Musicals and Broadway in the 2010s --LINDSEY MANTOAN
Categories: Performing Arts

Long Time Coming

Long Time Coming

AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER This edition includes illustrations by Everett Dyson From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to ...

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250276766

Category: History

Page: 240

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AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER This edition includes illustrations by Everett Dyson From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption. “Powerfully illuminating, heart-wrenching, and enlightening.” -Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist “Crushingly powerful, Long Time Coming is an unfiltered Marlboro of black pain.” -Isabel Wilkerson, bestselling author of Caste "Formidable, compelling...has much to offer on our nation’s crucial need for racial reckoning and the way forward." -Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy The night of May 25, 2020 changed America. George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis when a white cop suffocated him. The video of that night’s events went viral, sparking the largest protests in the nation’s history and the sort of social unrest we have not seen since the sixties. While Floyd’s death was certainly the catalyst, (heightened by the fact that it occurred during a pandemic whose victims were disproportionately of color) it was in truth the fuse that lit an ever-filling powder keg. Long Time Coming grapples with the cultural and social forces that have shaped our nation in the brutal crucible of race. In five beautifully argued chapters—each addressed to a black martyr from Breonna Taylor to Rev. Clementa Pinckney—Dyson traces the genealogy of anti-blackness from the slave ship to the street corner where Floyd lost his life—and where America gained its will to confront the ugly truth of systemic racism. Ending with a poignant plea for hope, Dyson’s exciting new book points the way to social redemption. Long Time Coming is a necessary guide to help America finally reckon with race.
Categories: History

Religion in the Age of Obama

Religion in the Age of Obama

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 9 Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, 4–5. Ibid., 5. Dyson, The Black Presidency, 209. Pinn, “On Struggle in Our Historical ...

Author: Juan M. Floyd-Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350041059

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This is the first book to focus on the significance of religion during President Obama's years in the White House. Addressing issues ranging from identity politics, immigration, income inequality, Islamophobia and international affairs, Religion in the Age of Obama explores the religious and moral underpinnings of the Obama presidency and subsequent debates regarding his tenure in the White House. It provides an analysis of Obama's beliefs and their relationship to his vision of public life, as well as the way in which the general ethos of religion and non-religion has shifted over the past decade in the United States under his presidency. Topics include how Obama has employed religious rhetoric in response to both international and domestic events, his attempt to inhabit a kind of Blackness that comforts and reassures rather than challenges White America, the limits of Christian hospitality within U.S. immigration policy and the racialization of Islam in the U.S. national imagination. Religion in the Age of Obama shows that the years of the Obama presidency served as a watershed moment of significant reorganization of the role of religion in national public life. It is a timely contribution to debates on religion, race and public life in the United States.
Categories: Religion

Entertaining Race

Entertaining Race

Most of this work will be new to readers, a fresh light for many of his long-time fans and an inspiring introduction for newcomers.

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250135988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop "Entertaining Race is a splendid way to spend quality time reading one of the most remarkable thinkers in America today." —Speaker Nancy Pelosi "To read Entertaining Race is to encounter the life-long vocation of a teacher who preaches, a preacher who teaches and an activist who cannot rest until all are set free." —Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist and ordained Baptist minister. He has presented a rich and resourceful set of ideas about American history and culture. Now for the first time he brings together the various components of his multihued identity and eclectic pursuits. Entertaining Race is a testament to Dyson’s consistent celebration of the outsized impact of African American culture and politics on this country. Black people were forced to entertain white people in slavery, have been forced to entertain the idea of race from the start, and must find entertaining ways to make race an object of national conversation. Dyson’s career embodies these and other ways of performing Blackness, and in these pages, ranging from 1991 to the present, he entertains race with his pen, voice and body, and occasionally, alongside luminaries like Cornel West, David Blight, Ibram X. Kendi, Master P, MC Lyte, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alicia Garza, John McWhorter, and Jordan Peterson. Most of this work will be new to readers, a fresh light for many of his long-time fans and an inspiring introduction for newcomers. Entertaining Race offers a compelling vision from the mind and heart of one of America’s most important and enduring voices.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hijacked

Hijacked

Back in the car, I fast-forwarded the tape of N.W.A's [an abbreviation for N-words Wit Attitudes] debut album, Straight Outta ... More specifically, my assessment after reading Tears We Cannot Stop is that his purpose for employing the ...

Author: Clarence Washington Sr.

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489736055

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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In this four volume series, Hijacked!: How Dr. King's Dream Became a Nightmare, author Clarence Washington Sr. dissects Dr. Martin Luther King's dream and explores how our failure to adhere to its principles has allowed the dream to be hijacked and turned to a nightmare—and it's time to wake up. In the second volume of the Hijacked! collection, The Hijack, the author analyzes the various methods by which Dr. King's dream is being hijacked and demonstrates the fruitless, negative results that such methods are destined to impart to individual Americans and the nation as a whole. This volume uncovers hidden agendas of the disciples of Saul Alinsky's rules for radicals, the disciples of James Cone's Black liberation theology, and the hidden agendas of other leftists and progressive elitists in America. The author reveals how their philosophically, biblically, and historically errant ideologies have pervaded the minds of desperate people of meager means, the softminded, and the easily deceived in our nation with belief systems that have enslaved instead of freeing them. For the full dissection of Dr. King's dream and how our failure to adhere to its principles has led to a nightmare, explore the other volumes in Hijacked!: How Dr. King's Dream Became a Nightmare. Other volumes in this series focus on the dream, the nightmare, and how we can recover.
Categories: Social Science

Building Beloved Communities

Building Beloved Communities

77. Paul Smith, telephone conversation with the author, November 5, 2020. 78. Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop. 79. Ibid., 44. 80. Ibid., 104. 81. Ibid. 82. Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, 212. 83. Cone, Cross and the Lynching Tree, xix. 84.

Author: Hildi Hendrickson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820359625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

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Building Beloved Communities traces the life of Rev. Dr. Paul Smith (b. 1935), an iconoclastic black minister who has channeled his civil rights work into establishing multi-racial churches in four cities—Buffalo, NY; Atlanta, GA; St. Louis, MO; Brooklyn, NY—over a six-decade career. Following the lead of his mentor, Dr. Howard Thurman (who was also a key influence on Martin Luther King Jr.), Smith has concentrated on building thriving multicultural congregations to create the sorts of communities envisioned by King and others. In 1979, he became the first black minister of all-white Hillside Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia, making him a unique leader among the 4,000 Presbyterian congregations in the United States. In 1986, he was elected the first African American pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Throughout his ministry in various churches, he has consciously moved his congregations toward being explicitly multi-cultural and multi-racial, as well as more politically active and welcoming of LGBTQ communities. Hendrickson examines his pastoral care and his increased work with corporations, colleges, and charitable foundations. Building Beloved Communities details the complicated life of a man dedicated to serving as a bridge between Christianity, community activism, public health institutions, and the business world. Based on archival research, historical analysis, and original interviews with Smith and his colleagues, Hildi Hendrickson offers a critical biography of the preacher and his work from the 1960s to the present.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

R I C H in Preaching

R I C H  in Preaching

... Black Church and community to accept the LGBTQ community, especially when it comes to marriage equality. In its own struggle for liberation, the oppressed have become oppressors of others. In his book Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon ...

Author: Antonio LaMar Torrence

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725252547

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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As many black churches attempt to become welcoming spaces for LGBTQ people, preachers are navigating ways to develop sermons that are more inclusive and welcoming. Pastors and ministers can begin transforming their congregations to become extensions of Christ through preaching sermons about radical inclusive Christian hospitality (RICH). RICH preaching encourages its hearers to embrace those of the queer community as neighbors deserving of love, compassion, and healing.
Categories: Religion