I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
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by Austin Channing Brown¬†
From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America‚Äôs love affair with ‚Äúdiversity‚Äù so often falls short of its ideals.
‚ÄúAustin Channing Brown introduces herself as a master memoirist. This book will break open hearts and minds.‚Äù‚ÄîGlennon Doyle, #1¬†New York Times¬†bestselling author of¬†Untamed
Austin Channing Brown‚Äôs first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools and churches, Austin writes, ‚ÄúI had to learn what it means to love blackness,‚Äù a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America‚Äôs racial divide as a writer, speaker, and expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion.
In a time when nearly every institution (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claims to value diversity in its mission statement, Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice.¬†