Book Review: Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

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Book by by Michael Eric Dyson

“Elegantly written, Tears We Cannot Stop is powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish.” ―Toni Morrison

“Here’s a sermon that’s as fierce as it is lucid. It shook me up, but in a good way. This is how it works if you’re black in America, this is what happens, and this is how it feels. 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.” ―Stephen King

As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man’s voice is heard above the rest. In his New York Times op-ed piece “Death in Black and White,” Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Isabel Wilkerson called it “an unfiltered Marlboro of black pain” and “crushingly powerful,” and Beyonce tweeted about it. 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. Short, emotional, literary, powerful―this is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.

**One of The Washington Post‘s “Books to Read in 2017″**
**One of Bustle’s 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017**
**One of Men’s Journal‘s 7 Best Books of January**
**One of the Chicago Reader’s ‘Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017’**
**One of the StarTribune‘s 12 Books to Read for Understanding, Community Building, Resistance and Action**

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  1. This sounds amazing. We all need to speak out on this nonsense. Such a great post! Thank you. Visit to purchase a book with narratives written by my writers club in regards to racism, police brutality, equality etc. Its an intimate, important piece of work. We all have a voice. Join the movement #voicesfromthebayou

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