This Book Is Not For Everyone…
But maybe you’re part of the select and dedicated community who is ready for more.
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Some books hit the market and they pop. It’s a combination of the message, the messenger, and the moment.
Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. Even my first book, The Color of Compromise, hit bestseller lists in the midst of a historic uprising for and interest in racial justice.
Some books pop. My second book, not quite as much. People find their way to How to Fight Racism gradually and when they are ready.
Not for Everyone
The people who eventually pick up How to Fight Racism are the ones who have already taken steps to learn about the crisis of racism both past and present, but now they’re ready to do more than read a book or post the latest hashtag on social media.
The people who read How to Fight Racism are ready to take substantive action to fight racism and be part of the solution to one of our nation’s biggest problems.
In any social movement only a minority of the populace has the courage to sacrifice comfort in order to pursue what is good and righteous. So a book that challenges readers to do more than flip a page or post a quote in the name of fighting racism is not for everyone.
That’s fine. I would rather a dedicated few who are truly ready become lifelong advocates for racial justice read the book and actually take antiracist action than for droves of people with a milquetoast commitment to justice simply buy it and ignore the message.
The question is…are you one of the few? Are you one of those who sees racial justice as requiring more than a sporadic and fleeting moment of attention? Are you one of those who will be part of the frontline struggle against the pernicious, pervasive, and persistent evil that is racism?
We Are Few But Strong
The racial climate often seems bleak, and indeed it is. We can wonder if there are enough people who are equipped and determined enough to fight and keep on fighting racism.
I often ask those same questions, then I get reminded of those who have picked up How to Fight Racism, and I get encouraged.
Here’s a message someone posted on Facebook about the book.
The book has also quietly racked up over 800 reviews on Amazon alone, and it has maintained a five-star average. Most recently, it came as a humbling and pleasant surprise that How to Fight Racism won the 2022 Christian Book Award in the “Faith and Culture”category!!!
Winning an award from a Christian organization for a book about fighting racism is ironic given that a certain Christian college reported that it was a “mistake” to invite me to speak on the very same subject.
Fighting racism isn’t just for adults. We released How to Fight Racism Young Readers Edition in January 2022. In addition to giving young people the tools they need to work against racism, I am proud that we have made the materials accessible to for kids with a variety of learning styles and strengths. We have a podcast series that features 4th and 5th graders as well as a video series to go along with it.
The landscape of justice in this country is foreboding. We have a lot of work to do if we want equity and liberation to become a reality. It’s hard and long work, but I am thankful for the select, stalwart, and growing community of those who want to learn “how to fight racism.”
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