My friend Bruce Reyes-Chow has written a book on race that I look forward to reading: But I Don’t See You as Asian: Curating Conversations about Race.
Bruce describes his reason for writing as:
If you’ve ever wanted to cultivate honest conversations about race, this book is my attempt at offering ways to help make that happen.
He reflects on his hope for the book in these words:
My hope is that by sharing my story – the joys and the struggles – this book will compel folk to enter a space where they can get at some of the assumptions, misunderstandings and intentions about race so that deeper connections and relationships can be had.
You can get a sense of his perspective as well as the flavor of his writing from some of his earlier articles:
- Three Myths of the “I don’t see race.” World – on reyes-chow.com
- Reflection on “Whites See Racism as Zero Sum Game Which They are Now Losing” Study – on Patheos
- Why Do All Asians Look the Same – on The Huffington Post
- What Historically White Denominations Can Learn From the Republican Party – on Red Letter Christians
- 10 Unhelpful Things We Say About Race – slides on SlideShare
Bruce notes that:
It is also my hope that you will find the time, faith and courage to jump into these conversations with an openness that challenges the expectations of the world around race.
I plan to take that jump. I assume that Bruce’s book will challenge my expectations around race. And I hope that I will be better equipped to engage in conversations that will help me challenge expectations around race and realities around racism. I will let you know.
Here’s how you can get a copy and learn more:
PURCHASE: [paperback $14.99] [kindle $9.99] [itunes $9.99] [nook $9.99] [signed gift copy $14.99]
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AUTHORGRAPH: [Have your electronic copy signed]
See you along the Trail.