Black Fatigue Black Fatigue

Black Fatigue

How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit

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Publisher Description

The first book to define and explore the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the health of Black people—and how to combat its pernicious effects.
 
Black people, young and old, are fatigued, says award-winning diversity and inclusion leader Mary-Frances Winters. It is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining to continue to experience inequities and even atrocities, day after day, when justice is a God-given and legislated right. And it is exhausting to have to constantly explain this to white people, even—and especially—well-meaning white people, who fall prey to white fragility and too often are unwittingly complicit in upholding the very systems they say they want dismantled.
 
This book, designed to illuminate the myriad dire consequences of “living while Black,” came at the urging of Winters’s Black friends and colleagues. Winters describes how in every aspect of life—from economics to education, work, criminal justice, and, very importantly, health outcomes—for the most part, the trajectory for Black people is not improving. It is paradoxical that, with all the attention focused over the last fifty years on social justice and diversity and inclusion, little progress has been made in actualizing the vision of an equitable society.
 
Black people are quite literally sick and tired of being sick and tired.
 
“Winters’s work as a diversity and inclusion leader informs this exploration of the toll that systemic racism takes on Black people every single day, and the need for activism that leads to meaningful, radical change.” —Popsugar
 
“Winters hopes to inspire aspiring allies with better insight into the Black experience.” —Book Riot, “12 Essential Books About Black History and Identity”

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2020
15 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
SIZE
5.7
MB

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