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Taking on Diversity: How We Can Move from Anxiety to Respect

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In this enlightening book, a campus “diversity doctor” relates stories that individuals have shared with him about their anxieties in situations involving people who are in some way different than themselves. Dr. Rupert W. Nacoste regularly counsels students at North Carolina State University about their problems dealing with diversity of all kinds, including of gender, ra ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Prometheus Books
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April Helms
This should be required reading by anyone who wants to hold public office, anyone who teaches and… really anyone who wants to interact with the public on any level. I’ve purged a lot of read books from my shelves, but I plan to keep this one. It not only brings up several issues regarding our diverse nation that I never considered before, but offers solutions on bridging the gaps that exist. Boy, do we need that right now! Nacoste, who teaches at North Carolina State University, would be a cool ...more
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Nacoste before he generously sent me his book to read along with a warm letter...and that always makes me a little edgy about reviewing a book. What if I don't like it? What if I don't grok to it?

I grokked to it.

Our culture struggles to know what to do with the dynamics of race. We either ignore it or overthink it, forming peculiar, binary, reactive cultures of ignorance or anxiety. This book wends its way towards a more constructive, engaged approach to
Demetrius Green
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely a must read! Not only does it discuss a topic that is more than relevant today, but it provides anecdotal evidence from students that experience prejudice, bigotry, and racism today (an aside, the three are completely different things that are described and explained in exemplary form). The topic of race in America is typically a tenuous and controversial discussion but Dr. Nacoste masterfully expounds the process of how these interaction are rooted in anxiety without dog ...more
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I have read, and I read over 100 a year! In this inspiring book, award-winning professor, Dr. Rupert Nacoste teaches us how to confront the many changes facing America today. We have come a long way as a nation, but we still have a great deal of work to do. Students at N.C. State University tell their stories of intense interpersonal encounters that have stuck with them. Dr. Nacoste takes these stories of how students have dealt with intolerance in PRESENT DAY AMERI ...more
Taylor Ellis
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully written explanation of how we should analyze the anxiety that surrounds humans when interacting with people of other races, sexualities, demographics, etc.
Colin Fyfe
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am immensely grateful for the content of the subject. Nacoste does an appropriate job of addressing roots of prejudice, bigotry, and group segregation, with the ability of influencing young minds. His ability to deconstruct neo-diversity towards intrapersonal anxiety suffered, and how to amend through the empowerment of building interpersonal rapports, using importance of "I" statements, social assessments, community develop through shared language practices and inclusive of tactics on how to ...more
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Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent resource book! Doesn't read like a text book even though it looks like one. ...more
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I am a college professor; named distinguished at that. But I do not write my books for other scholars. I write my books to reach the everyday reader-citizen. Pick up any of my books and you will immediately find yourself in conversation with me.

My books include my memoir, Making gumbo in the university (2010; Austin, TX: Plain View Press), Howl of the wolf: NC State Students Call Out for Social

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