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Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching
A Young Black Man's Education

by Mychal Denzel Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-06-14
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1568585292
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history. How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that denied his humanity. Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren't considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight. The questions Smith asks in this book are urgent -- for him, for the martyrs and the tokens, and for the Trayvons that could have been and are still waiting.

The Black Presidency

The Black Presidency
Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

by Michael Eric Dyson

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2016-02-02
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN : 0544386426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A provocative and lively examination of the meaning of America's first black presidency, by the New York Times-bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop. Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. How has President Obama dealt publicly with race—as the national traumas of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have played out during his tenure? What can we learn from Obama's major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes? Dyson explores whether Obama’s use of his own biracialism as a radiant symbol has been driven by the president’s desire to avoid a painful moral reckoning on race. And he sheds light on identity issues within the black power structure, telling the fascinating story of how Obama has spurned traditional black power brokers, significantly reducing their leverage. President Obama’s own voice—from an Oval Office interview granted to Dyson for this book—along with those of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, and Maxine Waters, among others, add unique depth to this profound tour of the nation’s first black presidency. “Dyson proves…that he is without peer when it comes to contextualizing race in twenty-first-century America… A must-read for anyone who wants to better understand America’s racial past, present, and future.”—Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Devil in the Grove “No one understands the American dilemma of race—and Barack Obama’s confounding and yet wondrous grappling with it—better than [Dyson.]”—Douglas Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Slavery by Another Name

Re-Visioning Family Therapy, Third Edition

Re-Visioning Family Therapy, Third Edition
A Book

by Monica McGoldrick,Kenneth V. Hardy

  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 2019-06-14
  • Pages : 614
  • ISBN : 1462531938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A leading text for courses that go beyond the basics of family systems theory, intervention techniques, and diversity, this influential work has now been significantly revised with 65% new material. The volume explores how family relationships--and therapy itself--are profoundly shaped by race, social class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other intersecting dimensions of marginalization and privilege. Chapters from leading experts guide the practitioner to challenge assumptions about family health and pathology, understand the psychosocial impact of oppression, and tap into clients' cultural resources for healing. Practical clinical strategies are interwoven with theoretical insights, case examples, training ideas, and therapists' reflections on their own cultural and family legacies. ÿ New to This Edition *Existing chapters have been thoroughly updated and 21 chapters added, expanding the perspectives in the book. ÿ *Reflects over a decade of theoretical and clinical advances and the growing diversity of the United States. *New sections on re-visioning clinical research, trauma and psychological homelessness, and larger systems.ÿÿ

Dispatches from the Vanguard

Dispatches from the Vanguard
The Global International African Arts Movement versus Donald J. Trump

by Patrick Howell

  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release : 2020-08-11
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1912248948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of writers, poets, artists, social entrepreneurs and political activists in the Global International African Arts Movement speak about their work in the context of Trump, giving a voice to the voiceless and about the 5th estate of power in this timely and important book. Scheduled for release at the top of the 2020 US Presidential election, Dispatches from the Vanguard channels the global soul’s hunger for freedom from authoritarian control. Partnering with dozens of Pulitzer Prize Winners, New York Times Best Sellers, poet laureates, TED speakers, and influencers within the Global International African Arts Movement, including Ishmael Reed, Tyehimba Jess, Rich Fresh, Nikki Giovanni, Nnedi Okorafor, Chester Higgins, Tori Reid and Jaki Shelton Green, Dispatches offers a poignant, high-frequency rebuke of Donald J. Trump (actual man, strawman and metaphor for white privilege and capitalist despotism) and his ruthless amoral presidency. As we approach a key moment in the recent history of American politics, Dispatches from the Vanguard is a timely intervention, showing us how we can challenge the impact and influence of politics when it is solely a means of authoritarian control.

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies
Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World

by Django Paris,H. Samy Alim

  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0807775703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies raises fundamental questions about the purpose of schooling in changing societies. Bringing together an intergenerational group of prominent educators and researchers, this volume engages and extends the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP)—teaching that perpetuates and fosters linguistic, literate, and cultural pluralism as part of schooling for positive social transformation. The authors propose that schooling should be a site for sustaining the cultural practices of communities of color, rather than eradicating them. Chapters present theoretically grounded examples of how educators and scholars can support Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, South African, and immigrant students as part of a collective movement towards educational justice in a changing world. Book Features: A definitive resource on culturally sustaining pedagogies, including what they look like in the classroom and how they differ from deficit-model approaches.Examples of teaching that sustain the languages, literacies, and cultural practices of students and communities of color.Contributions from the founders of such lasting educational frameworks as culturally relevant pedagogy, funds of knowledge, cultural modeling, and third space. Contributors: H. Samy Alim, Mary Bucholtz, Dolores Inés Casillas, Michael Domínguez, Nelson Flores, Norma Gonzalez, Kris D. Gutiérrez, Adam Haupt, Amanda Holmes, Jason G. Irizarry, Patrick Johnson, Valerie Kinloch, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Carol D. Lee, Stacey J. Lee, Tiffany S. Lee, Jin Sook Lee, Teresa L. McCarty, Django Paris, Courtney Peña, Jonathan Rosa, Timothy J. San Pedro, Daniel Walsh, Casey Wong “All teachers committed to justice and equity in our schools and society will cherish this book.” —Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “This book is for educators who are unafraid of using education to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.” —Pedro Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles “This book calls for deep, effective practices and understanding that centers on our youths’ assets.” —Prudence L. Carter, dean, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Making All Black Lives Matter

Making All Black Lives Matter
Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

by Barbara Ransby

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2018-08-28
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0520966112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A powerful — and personal — account of the movement and its players."—The Washington Post “This perceptive resource on radical black liberation movements in the 21st century can inform anyone wanting to better understand . . . how to make social change.”—Publishers Weekly The breadth and impact of Black Lives Matter in the United States has been extraordinary. Between 2012 and 2016, thousands of people marched, rallied, held vigils, and engaged in direct actions to protest and draw attention to state and vigilante violence against Black people. What began as outrage over the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin and the exoneration of his killer, and accelerated during the Ferguson uprising of 2014, has evolved into a resurgent Black Freedom Movement, which includes a network of more than fifty organizations working together under the rubric of the Movement for Black Lives coalition. Employing a range of creative tactics and embracing group-centered leadership models, these visionary young organizers, many of them women, and many of them queer, are not only calling for an end to police violence, but demanding racial justice, gender justice, and systemic change. In Making All Black Lives Matter, award-winning historian and longtime activist Barbara Ransby outlines the scope and genealogy of this movement, documenting its roots in Black feminist politics and situating it squarely in a Black radical tradition, one that is anticapitalist, internationalist, and focused on some of the most marginalized members of the Black community. From the perspective of a participant-observer, Ransby maps the movement, profiles many of its lesser-known leaders, measures its impact, outlines its challenges, and looks toward its future.

To Protect and Serve

To Protect and Serve
How to Fix America's Police

by Norm Stamper

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1568585411
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The police in America belong to the people -- not the other way around. Yet millions of Americans experience their cops as racist, brutal, and trigger-happy: an overly aggressive, militarized enemy of the people. For their part, today's officers feel they are under siege -- misunderstood, unfairly criticized, and scapegoated for society's ills. Is there a fix? Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper believes there is. Policing is in crisis. The last decade has witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. It is not just noticeable in African American and other minority communities -- where there have been a series of high-profile tragedies -- but in towns and cities across the country. Racism -- from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples -- appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. In To Protect and Serve, Stamper delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for fundamental changes in the federal government's role in local policing as well as citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and -- especially relevant to today's challenges -- joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Stamper shows us how.

Stay Woke

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

by Tehama Lopez Bunyasi,Candis Watts Smith

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2019-09-24
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1479836486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 country. Yet many of our political, social, and economic institutions are still embedded with racist policies and practices that devalue black lives. Stay Woke directly addresses these stark injustices and builds on the lessons of racial inequality and intersectionality the Black Lives Matter movement has challenged its fellow citizens to learn. In this essential primer, Tehama Lopez Bunyasi and Candis Watts Smith inspire readers to address the pressing issues of racial inequality, and provide a basic toolkit that will equip readers to become knowledgeable participants in public debate, activism, and politics. This book offers a clear vision of a racially just society, and shows just how far we still need to go to achieve this reality. From activists to students to the average citizen, Stay Woke empowers all readers to work toward a better future for black Americans.

IRL

IRL
Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives

by Chris Stedman

  • Publisher : Broadleaf Books
  • Release : 2020-10-20
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1506463525
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What Does "IRL (In Real Life)" Really Mean in Today's Digital Age? It's easy and reflexive to view our online presence as fake, to see the internet as a space we enter when we aren't living our real, offline lives. Yet so much of who we are and what we do now happens online, making it hard to know which parts of our lives are real IRL, Chris Stedman's personal and searing exploration of authenticity in the digital age, shines a light on how age-old notions of realness--who we are and where we fit in the world--can be freshly understood in our increasingly online lives. Stedman offers a different way of seeing the supposed split between our online and offline selves: the internet and social media are new tools for understanding and expressing ourselves, and the not-always-graceful ways we use these tools can reveal new insights into far older human behaviors and desires. IRL invites readers to consider how we use the internet to fulfill the essential human need to feel real--a need many of us once met in institutions, but now seek to do on our own, online--as well as the ways we edit or curate ourselves for digital audiences. The digital search for meaning and belonging presents challenges, Stedman suggests, but also myriad opportunities to become more fully human. In the end, he makes a bold case for embracing realness in all of its uncertainty, online and off, even when it feels risky.

Heavy

Heavy
An American Memoir

by Kiese Laymon

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1526605732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'So beautifully written, so insightful, so thoughtful, so honest, so vulnerable, so intimate ... A gift' JESMYN WARD 'Wow. Just wow' ROXANE GAY 'Unflinchingly honest' RENI EDDO-LODGE 'An act of truth-telling unlike any other I can think of' ALEXANDER CHEE A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR The story of the black male experience in America you've never read before Kiese Laymon grew up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his career as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, abuse, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing and ultimately gambling. In Heavy, by attempting to name secrets and lies that he and his mother spent a lifetime avoiding, Laymon asks himself, his mother, his nation and us to confront the terrifying possibility that few know how to love responsibly, and even fewer want to live under the weight of actually becoming free. A defiant yet vulnerable memoir that Laymon started writing when he was eleven, Heavy is an insightful exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship and family.

Everything You Need to Know About Racism

Everything You Need to Know About Racism
A Book

by Angie Timmons

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2017-12-15
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1508176779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this comprehensive volume, facts about racism are presented in their contemporary social context. Racism is defined as a current, prevalent, and systemic problem and further defined within the context of social media. As a community issue, those affected by racism can find solutions such as support and healing from racism-induced trauma as well as empowerment to effect progressive change. Common myths about racism are dispelled and questions to ask specialists or experts are just two features of this book dedicated to educating today's youth about an issue that continues to plague society.

Them Goon Rules

Them Goon Rules
Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism

by Marquis Bey

  • Publisher : Feminist Wire Books
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 081653943X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A collection of essays that unsettle normative ways of understanding Blackness, Black feminism, and queerness"--Provided by publisher.

Media, Myth, and Millennials

Media, Myth, and Millennials
Critical Perspectives on Race and Culture

by Loren Saxton Coleman,Christopher Campbell

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-09-13
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1498577369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book debunks the post-racial myth among millennial media consumers and producers. Contributors examine the complex ways in which millennial media representations provide audiences with inauthentic understandings of race and how millennials are using social media to combat such misrepresentations.

African American Novels in the Black Lives Matter Era

African American Novels in the Black Lives Matter Era
Transgressive Performativity of Black Vulnerability as Praxis in Everyday Life

by E. Lâle Demirtürk

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-08-09
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1498596223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores revisions of black male vulnerability in contemporary literature, examining how an everyday life determined by racialized social control can be transformed. It shows how transformative change takes place in black male characters’ efforts to work through the criminality-as-vulnerability script in order to make a social impact.

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders, Second Edition

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders, Second Edition
Keys to School Improvement

by Allison Swan Dagen,Rita M. Bean

  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 2020-02-05
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN : 146254228X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with 70% new material covering new topics and standards in literacy leadership. Prominent experts present research-based methods for improving instruction, assessment, and professional learning experiences in PreK–12. The distinct roles of teachers, reading/literacy specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, and principals are explored, with an emphasis on fostering a culture of collaboration. Chapters highlight the standards that apply to each component of a schoolwide literacy program, give examples of what they look like in schools, and share implications for classroom practice and professional learning. Pedagogical features include guiding questions, case examples, vignettes, engagement activities, and annotated resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Now copublished with the International Literacy Association (ILA) and grounded in ILA's updated Standards 2017; expanded grade range includes PreK. *Chapters on new topics: writing instruction, sustaining schoolwide improvements, and collaborative leadership. *New chapters on core topics: the principal’s role, assessment, middle and high school literacy programs, special education, and culturally responsive instruction. *Vignettes from leaders in diverse roles, “Think About This” questions for discussion/reflection, and end-of-chapter annotated resources.

The Anthology of Rap

The Anthology of Rap
A Book

by Adam Bradley,Andrew DuBois

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2010-11-02
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0300163061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the "Billboard" charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. This pioneering anthology brings together more than 300 lyrics written over 30 years, from the "old school" to the present day.

Socialism and Democracy in W.E.B. Du Bois’s Life, Thought, and Legacy

Socialism and Democracy in W.E.B. Du Bois’s Life, Thought, and Legacy
A Book

by Edward Carson,Gerald Horne,Phillip Luke Sinitiere

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-09-11
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1000088200
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of W. E. B. Du Bois’s birth, the chapters in this book reflect on the local, national, and international significance of his remarkable life and legacy in relation to his specific commitments to socialism and democracy. Written with contemporary conditions in mind, such as the current political period of economic inequality, the debilitating reality of exploitative economic conditions, an expansive and invasive surveillance state, the grotesque injustice of the prison industrial complex, the ongoing crisis of police violence and the militarization of law enforcement, and a White House unashamedly spewing white supremacist, nationalist rhetoric in word and deed, this book collectively ponders how Du Bois’s radicalism can shape and re-texture historical understanding and underscore a reflective urgency about the future. In this volume, scholars and activists undertake thoughtful and analytical explorations with regards to how Du Bois’ commitments to socialism and democracy can inform current methodology and praxis. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Socialism and Democracy.

Minding Emotions

Minding Emotions
Cultivating Mentalization in Psychotherapy

by Elliot Jurist

  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 2019-11-06
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1462542913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mentalization--the effort to make sense of our own and others' actions, behavior, and internal states--is something we all do. And it is a capacity that all psychotherapies aim to improve: the better we are at mentalizing, the more resilient and flexible we tend to be. This concise, engaging book offers a brief overview of mentalization in psychotherapy, focusing on how to help patients understand and reflect on their emotional experiences. Elliot Jurist integrates cognitive science research and psychoanalytic theory to break down "mentalized affectivity" into discrete processes that therapists can cultivate in session. The book interweaves clinical vignettes with discussions of memoirs by comedian Sarah Silverman, poet Tracy Smith, filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, and neurologist Oliver Sacks. A reproducible assessment instrument (the Mentalized Affectivity Scale) can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Millennials and the Moments That Made Us

Millennials and the Moments That Made Us
A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present

by Shaun Scott

  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release : 2018-02-23
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1785355848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A generation on the move, a country on the brink, and a young author's search to find out how we got here. Millennials and the Moments That Made Us is a cultural history of the United States, as seen through the eyes of the largest, most diverse, and most disprivileged generation in American history. The book is a relatable pop culture history that critiques the capitalist status quo our generation inherited - a critical tour of the music, movies, books, TV shows, and technology that have defined us and our times.

Handbook of the Cultural Foundations of Learning

Handbook of the Cultural Foundations of Learning
A Book

by Na'ilah Suad Nasir,Carol D. Lee,Roy Pea,Maxine McKinney de Royston

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-05-01
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1135039305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edited by a diverse group of expert collaborators, the Handbook of the Cultural Foundations of Learning is a landmark volume that brings together cutting-edge research examining learning as entailing inherently cultural processes. Conceptualizing culture as both a set of social practices and connected to learner identities, the chapters synthesize contemporary research in elaborating a new vision of the cultural nature of learning, moving beyond summary to reshape the field toward studies that situate culture in the learning sciences alongside equity of educational processes and outcomes. With the recent increased focus on culture and equity within the educational research community, this volume presents a comprehensive, innovative treatment of what has become one of the field’s most timely and relevant topics.