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Being Black by Angel Kyodo Williams
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Jun 01, 2008

really liked it
Recommended for: anyone looking to view the world through a different lens
Read in May, 2008

Ms. Williams' introduction to zen buddhism for people of color is really profound. I appreciated the way she laid out a path for positively understanding the world (and its people) without being too naive. A lot of the "truths" she wrote about seemed to be such common sense but they're things that we often miss, even though they can be right in front of us. I don't completely agree with her altruistic view of us humans, but everything she explains through her understanding and non-judgemental prose is definitely useful for personal growth and development. I'll be reading and re-reading this book for a long time...
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