Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

Following in the footsteps of activist-athletes from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, Bennett demonstrates his outspoken leadership both on and off the field.Written with award-winning sportswriter and author Dave Zirin, Things that Make ...

Author: Michael Bennett

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781642590807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

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Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable. Bennett adds his unmistakable voice to discussions of racism and police violence, Black athletes and their relationship to powerful institutions like the NCAA and the NFL, the role of protest in history, and the responsibilities of athletes as role models to speak out against injustice. Following in the footsteps of activist-athletes from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, Bennett demonstrates his outspoken leadership both on and off the field.Written with award-winning sportswriter and author Dave Zirin, Things that Make White People Uncomfortable is a sports book for our turbulent times, a memoir, and a manifesto as hilarious and engaging as it is illuminating.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sitting Down to Stand Up

Sitting Down to Stand Up

Super Bowl Champion and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor.

Author: Michael Bennett

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1642590223

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 170

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Super Bowl Champion and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Sasha Masha

Sasha Masha

It made me mad, thinking about that now, it made me feel sad and angry, but generally when I get mad I stuff the anger down ... Two things that make white people uncomfortable are loud rap music and other people calling them white.

Author: Agnes Borinsky

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374310813

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Transgender author Agnes Borinsky deftly explores gender identity and queer romance in this heart-wrenching debut novel. Alex feels like he is in the wrong body. His skin feels strange against his bones. And then comes Tracy, who thinks he's adorably awkward, who wants to kiss him, who makes him feel like a Real Boy. But it is not quite enough. Something is missing. As Alex grapples with his identity, he finds himself trying on dresses and swiping on lipstick in the quiet of his bedroom. He meets Andre, a gay boy who is beautiful and unafraid to be who he is. Slowly, Alex begins to realize: maybe his name isn't Alex at all. Maybe it's Sasha Masha.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Mediocre

Mediocre

Bennett and Zirin, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, 16–17. 45. C. Boren, “'Terrified and Confused': Seahawks' Michael Bennett Tells of Traumatic Police Encounter,” Washington Post, September 7, 2017, ...

Author: Ijeoma Oluo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580059503

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, an “illuminating” (New York Times Book Review) history of white male identity. What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments? Through the last 150 years of American history -- from the post-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics -- Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism. As provocative as it is essential, this book will upend everything you thought you knew about American identity and offers a bold new vision of American greatness.
Categories: Social Science

African American Novels in the Black Lives Matter Era

African American Novels in the Black Lives Matter Era

Bennett, Michael: Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, 193 Berger, Dan, 40 Berlant, Lauren, 35 Between the World and Me (Coates), 15, 66 Bilge, Sirma, 41 Bilkent University, 20 binary thinking. See white-black binary ...

Author: E. Lâle Demirtürk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498596220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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This book explores revisions of black male vulnerability in contemporary literature, examining how an everyday life determined by racialized social control can be transformed. It shows how transformative change takes place in black male characters’ efforts to work through the criminality-as-vulnerability script in order to make a social impact.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Socially Just Classroom Transdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Writing Across the Humanities

A Socially Just Classroom  Transdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Writing Across the Humanities

Surely every student carried some form of racial, gender, or classbased identity, no? ... to National Football League (NFL) player Michael Bennett and sports writer David Zirin's (2018) book Things That Make White People Uncomfortable.

Author: Kristin Coffey

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648895173

Category: Education

Page: 308

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This edited collection provides a range of transdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of writing across the Humanities through the lens of inclusion and equity in higher education. In three parts - From Disciplinary Practice to Transdisciplinary Application, The Collective We: Transparent Pedagogy in Praxis, Power in Presence: From Chalkboard to Pavement - the chapters focus on teaching triumphs and challenges, specific learning objectives and best practices, theories and their applications, and concrete examples of campus action within specific institutional or socio-historical contexts. In whole, the book represents what a socially just classroom looks like from first-year university writing classes, to advanced graduate studies, and the impact of learning beyond the university. Building on the scholarship of equity in higher education, the book forefronts transdisciplinary pedagogies with chapters representing language and literature, creative writing, cultural and ethnic studies, women and gender studies, and media studies. While we understand social justice as a multifaceted and ever expanding effort, we affirm the essential role of classroom instructors as the foundational actors in cultivating and sustaining inclusion and equity. We also acknowledge the current challenges of teaching brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which intensifies previously existing issues surrounding housing, employment, healthcare, and the legal residency status of many students. By fostering a conversation around writing pedagogy in a comparative and transdisciplinary context, we encourage educators to translate the resources available in their fields in a collective effort to close the equity gaps. At the same time, we intend for this book to provide a context where younger faculty and diverse students can redefine the college classroom while empowering each other within their chosen institutions.
Categories: Education

Black Lives Matter at School

Black Lives Matter at School

Black Lives Matter at School is a playbook for undoing institutional racism in the education system. —Michael Bennett, NFL defensive lineman, Super Bowl champion, and author, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable “This book ...

Author: Denisha Jones

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781642595307

Category: Political Science

Page: 415

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After a powerful webinar that included educators from ten cities explaining the many incredible actions they took in support of the national Black Lives Matter at School week of action, Denisha Jones, contacted Jesse Hagopian to propose that they collect these stories in a book.Black Lives Matter at School sucinctly generalizes lessons from successful challenges to institutional racism that have been won through the BLM at School movement. This is a book that can inspire many hundreds or thousands of more educators to join the BLM at School movement.
Categories: Political Science

Race and Sports A Reference Handbook

Race and Sports  A Reference Handbook

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books. This thirteen-chapter source is part memoir and part manifesto on life as a professional Black athlete who is unafraid to discuss racism in the United States and ...

Author: Rachel Laws Myers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862830

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 359

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Race and Sports: A Reference Handbook provides a breadth and depth of discussion about minority athletes, coaches, sports journalists, and others in sport in the United States. This volume examines race and sports and connected issues, from the integration of professional sports to the present day. It also explores the history of minority involvement in sports at every level: the barriers broken, the stereotypes that have been shattered, and the difficulties that these pioneers have endured. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is that it surveys the history of race and sports in a manner that helps readers identify key issues. An extensive background on the topic of race and sports, including a review of the history and an introduction to its technical aspects, is followed by a discussion of controversies, problems, and possible solutions. Essays from various contributors showcase different aspects of race and sports, while a substantial amount of the volume is dedicated to reference material — such as biographical sketches, a chronology, an extensive annotated bibliography, and a glossary — helpful in further study of the topic. Gives readers a solid foundation of the history of race and sports, from professional integration to present day Provides readers with a number of primary, secondary, and multimedia sources to continue expanding their knowledge on the topic of race and sports Discusses race and sports in a way that also acknowledges the intersectionality of gender and class in the sporting world Rounds out the author's expertise with perspective essays that offer readers a diversity of viewpoints
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Woke Capitalism

Woke Capitalism

If the world supports Black Lives Matter, then it makes commercial sense that it should too, even if it means flipping on its ... Michael Bennett, NFL star and co-author of the best seller Things that Make White People Uncomfortable, ...

Author: Carl Rhodes

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529211665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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This book delves into the corporate takeover of public morality, or 'woke capitalism'. Discussing the political causes that it has adopted, and the social causes that it has not, it argues that this extension of capitalism has negative implications for democracy's future.
Categories: Business & Economics

African American Arts

African American Arts

Sweet Jesus, Preacherman, 76 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, 78 T-Bone, 127 Tal, Kali, 21 Tate, Claudia, 156 Tate, ... Shange,” 51 Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, 225 Thompson, Jacqueline, 191, 192 Thompson, Kenan, 214, ...

Author: Sharrell D. Luckett

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684481521

Category: Art

Page: 345

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Trans Identity as Embodied Afrofuturism / Amber Johnson -- "I Luh God" : Erica Campbell, Trap Gospel and the Moral Mask of Language Discrimination / Sammantha McCalla -- The Conciliation Project as a Social Experiment : Behind the Mask of Uncle Tomism and the Performance of Blackness / Jasmine Coles & Tawnya Pettiford-Wates.
Categories: Art