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Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter

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The essential guide to understanding how racism works and how racial inequality shapes black lives, ultimately offering a road-map for resistance for racial justice advocates and antiracists

When #BlackLivesMatter went viral in 2013, it shed a light on the urgent, daily struggles of black Americans to combat racial injustice. The message resonated with millions across the
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by New York University Press
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Obsidian
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.

So I read this book a while back when I got it via NetGalley. I honestly just wasn't in the mood to review it though. Not because it wasn't a good primer about systematic racism and why black lives matter. But because I am just sick of justifying my existence to people out there. I don't know how many people have heard about the 1619 Project that the New York Times published. But the number of white men
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Angela | Romance Readers Reverie
This is the perfect book for anyone - new or otherwise - who is invested in furthering racial equality. A lot of the information was not new to me, however sometimes we lose sight of just how deeply entrenched racism is in our society and how much it touches everything from schooling to jobs to incarceration and legislation. These are all things that are verifiable and true, but seeing it all laid bare in one book, side by side with every other institution that has racial inequality in it's mids ...more
Shari Suarez
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Powerful book about racism and how it works. This should be required reading in college courses. The authors give you a lot to think about.
David Lucander
Pretty good book, would be great for the YA audience. A little jargon-y at times, but one of the better "don't be a racist" books to come out in recent years.
Beth
Stay Woke lays out clearly, with examples, the very real racial problems embedded in American society - but not only that, the book gives concrete steps that we can take to work towards dismantling them. If you've ever been met with "ALL LIVES MATTER!" when trying to explain why Black Lives Matter, this book lays out an eloquent and easy-to-understand explanation that you can use in these situations in the future. Well-written in digestible sections, this book is a must-read for our modern times.
J.D. DeHart
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stay Woke is a powerful and important exploration of social issues related to ethnicity and identity. The book is logically arranged and is well-developed. Stay Woke has the potential to form the basis for transformative conversations and I recommend it for study groups, multicultural education courses, and personal reading. I'll say it again: Powerful.
Melissa Michelson
This would be an excellent book for students, or as a gift to the budding activist in your life. Well written and engaging.
Tina
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
#StayWoke #NetGalley
Comes with a disclaimer of sorts that not everyone will believe what's written inside.
Racism makes people, particularly those who perpetrate, benefit from or turn a blind eye to it, very uncomfortable when it's called out.
And they should be uncomfortable.
This book should make you uncomfortable. The systemic racism won't change until everyone is uncomfortable with the status quo.
This book is a good eye opener and a great starter for anyone who wants to
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