the black friend

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Ben Passmore's necessary contribution to the dialogue around race in the United States, Your Black Friend is a letter from your black friend to you about race, racism, friendship and alienation.On the heels of viral online success with 500,000+ views, the revised print edition of the Your Black Friend comic is in gorgeous full color on fancy matte paper stock.Inspired by Frantz Fanon's White Skin, Black Masks, Your Black Friend is just as direct, immediate, and necessary as Ta-Nehisi Coatesâe(tm) Between the World and Me and Claudia Rankine's Citizen.Known for his politically charged science fiction comics, enthusiastic fans of Passmoreâe(tm)s work include Brandon Graham (Island, Image Comics), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes) and Josh Simmons (Fantagraphics).

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Genre : Art
Author : Ben Passmore
Publisher :
Release : 2016
File : 11 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1945509031

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Your Black Friend and Other Strangers is a collection of culturally charged comics by cartoonist Ben Passmore. Passmore masterfully tackles comics about race, gentrification, the prison system, online dating, gross punks, bad street art, kung fu movie references, beating up God, and lots of other grown-up stuff with refreshing doses of humor and lived relatability.

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Ben Passmore
Publisher :
Release : 2018-04-15
File : 119 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1945509201

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Your Black Friend Has Something To Say is a powerful debut and an intimate examination of race and identity. For thirty years Melva Graham has lived and worked in neighborhoods that are predominantly white and wealthy. Just to be clear, she is neither. The only thing that makes her more uncomfortable than talking about herself is talking about race--and she has decided to do both. In this bold and brutally honest memoir Melva answers back to the bias and bigotry she has experienced from childhood to adulthood, as she attends private school in a Pittsburgh suburb, studies acting at NYU, works as a nanny for the one percent, and balances a social life in between. This narrative depicts one woman's journey to own her truth, find her voice, and take back her power.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Melva Graham
Publisher : Regal House Publishing
Release : 2020-03-03
File : 225 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1646030184

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Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs—creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice. “We don’t see color.” “I didn’t know Black people liked Star Wars!” “What hood are you from?” For Frederick Joseph, life as a transfer student in a largely white high school was full of wince-worthy moments that he often simply let go. As he grew older, however, he saw these as missed opportunities not only to stand up for himself, but to spread awareness to those white people who didn’t see the negative impact they were having. Speaking directly to the reader, The Black Friend calls up race-related anecdotes from the author’s past, weaving in his thoughts on why they were hurtful and how he might handle things differently now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or activist, including Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite; Jemele Hill, sports journalist and podcast host; and eleven others. Touching on everything from cultural appropriation to power dynamics, “reverse racism” to white privilege, microaggressions to the tragic results of overt racism, this book serves as conversation starter, tool kit, and invaluable window into the life of a former “token Black kid” who now presents himself as the friend many readers need. Backmatter includes an encyclopedia of racism, providing details on relevant historical events, terminology, and more.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : Frederick Joseph
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2020-12-01
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781536218220

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Microaggressions seem like such small things, but they often have a huge and negative impact emotionally and psychologically, even if that is not the intention of the speaker. The victim is left feeling confused and hurt, wondering if the speaker even realized what they had just said, and the true impact of their statement or question on a black individual. Some of these careless statements still linger and sting even after years. Our solution was to create this little handbook, for all anti-racists. The authors of this book are two, anti-racist, black Canadians of Jamacian descent, who believe in the creation of a better world for all of us, beginning by learning and teaching acceptance and empathy for all peoples. ★ Who is this book for? This book is for EVERYONE! We are all living in this oppressive system, and we all have internalized biases, prejudices, and even racism. It's not our fault, but it is our responsibility to unlearn these things for the benefit of everyone, ourselves included. This book is definitely something we wish we had growing up. So many young people experience people saying or doing things that seemed harmless on the surface, but that stuck with them for days, months, even years later! This book explains just what you are going through and how to deal. ★ Get this book for your white friends, but don't stop there. Everyone can relate to or gain insight from this book. Grab this book for your friends of all ethnicities, your friends in the LGBTQI+ community, your parents, your co-workers, and yes, your black friends too! This book was made to help us all become anti-racist. ★ Learn the common and uncommon phrases and behaviors that negatively impacts black people's experience living in this world. (Phrases such as: "I don't see color", "You're so angry", "Excuse me, do you live around here?") This book will help you understand how these hurtful things are interpreted by black people, and encourage a disruption of this behavior before you or anyone else enacts them in the future. ★ Our goal is to empower all readers to actively disrupt racism and discrimination against black people, and build unity, respect, appreciation and understanding. Ultimately, we aim to create an amazing community of people, who want to create a more safe, fair and beautiful world for everyone. ★ Warning: This book is not sugar-coated. Why? Because Black people don't get a sugar coated version of racism. It holds readers / people accountable for the way their seemingly innocent, microaggressive words and actions affect their black friends, and loved ones. This book is to be used as a guide to help yourself and others to understand that while intent behind microaggressive phrasing might be innocent, the impact may not be so innocuous. As an anti-racist ally, use this book to help you recognize microaggressive behaviour and speech towards black people, and call it out when you do. If you're ready to become an actively anti-racist, and empathetic person add this book to cart today!

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Author : The Shift Print
Publisher :
Release : 2020-06-16
File : 70 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9798654548436

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Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs--creating an essential read for committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice. "We don't see color." "I didn't know Black people liked Star Wars!" "What hood are you from?" For Frederick Joseph, life as a transfer student in a mostly white high school was full of wince-worthy moments that he often simply let go. As he grew older, however, he saw these as missed opportunities not only to stand up for himself, but to spread awareness to those white people who didn't see the negative impact they were having. Speaking directly to the reader, The Black Friend calls up race-related anecdotes from the author's past, weaving in his thoughts on why they were hurtful and how he might handle things differently now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or activist, including Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite; Jemele Hill, sports journalist and podcast host; and eleven others. Touching on everything from cultural appropriation to power dynamics, "reverse racism" to white privilege, microaggressions to the tragic results of overt racism, this book serves as conversation starter, tool kit, and invaluable window into the life of a former "token Black kid" who now presents himself as the friend many readers need. Backmatter includes an encyclopedia of racism, providing details on relevant historical events, terminology, and more.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : Frederick Joseph
Publisher :
Release : 2020-12
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1536217018

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An irreverent, yet powerful exploration of race relations by the New York Times-bestselling author of The Chris Farley Show Frank, funny, and incisive, Some of My Best Friends Are Black offers a profoundly honest portrait of race in America. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, Tanner Colby explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced such little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches—the very places where social change needed to unfold. Weaving together the personal, intimate stories of everyday people—black and white—Colby reveals the strange, sordid history of what was supposed to be the end of Jim Crow, but turned out to be more of the same with no name. He shows us how far we have come in our journey to leave mistrust and anger behind—and how far all of us have left to go.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Tanner Colby
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-07-05
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101583692

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My Black Friends Says... is the book we need right now. Written as a series of short essays with pauses for reflection and journaling, MBFS... explores the issue of race in a very practical, inviting, and empowering way. This book will give readers the ability to tackle race issues from a position of knowledge and confidence. It teaches readers about the ways in which we develop biases, how to tackle those biases and associated emotions, and how to move forward without shame or fear. Though each essay addresses an individual issue related to inclusion and diversity in our society, the combined knowledge will allow people to see the nuances of racism, discrimination, and advocacy in America. With an appendix of suggested reading materials, study topics, and terms to know, this book provides you with all you need to begin your journey towards being a catalyst for change.Excerpt from the first essay, also titled "My Black Friend Says...": "Imagine this as a cross-country trip from New York to Los Angeles. Bringing your shame is like bringing your mattress from home with you on the trip, and every few miles, you have to stop and make sure it's still secure. It makes the journey impossibly long and delays everyone else who has joined in, as well. It's best to leave that mattress(shame) behind and experience all the new opportunities you'll find down the road. Some of those experiences will feel like a night at the Ritz Carlton; others will feel like a pallet on a forest floor. Experience. Learn. Reflect. Think. Fall in love with the journey and the people with which you share it." --Heather Fleming

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Heather S. Fleming
Publisher :
Release : 2019-03-27
File : 156 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1798296497

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What if you lost the thing that made you who you are? Lexi has always been stunning. Her butter-colored hair and perfect features have helped her attract friends, a boyfriend, and the attention of a modeling scout. But everything changes the night Lexi's face goes through a windshield. Now she's not sure what's worse: the scars she'll have to live with forever, or what she saw going on between her best friend and her boyfriend right before the accident. With the help of her trombone-playing, defiantly uncool older sister and a guy at school recovering from his own recent trauma, Lexi learns she's much more than just a pretty face.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Natasha Friend
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-06-14
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101572108

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Genre :
Author : Ben Philippe
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Release : 2021-04-27
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0063026449

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