Our next Book Club meeting is Thursday, April 22 at 10 am. We will be reading Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, by Emmanuel Acho, available at Amazon in Kindle in various formats and at Orleans and Jefferson Parish libraries. If you would like to join the meeting, please send an email to Arlean Fermanis at email@example.com so that she can send you an invitation with a link to the meeting.
All are welcome!
From the Amazaon website:
“You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. “There is a fix,” Acho says. “But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations.”
In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask―yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader’s curiosity―but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight.