Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read. In this provocative and deeply personal book, Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. “The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don’t act now, if you don’t address race immediately, there very well may be no future.”
Praise for the book:
“‘One of the most frank and searing discussions on race … a deeply serious, urgent book, which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin’s ‘The Fire Next Time’ and King’s ‘Why We Can’t Wait.'”
– Patrick Phillips, New York Times Book Review
“Elegantly written, ‘Tears We Cannot Stop’ is powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish.”
– Toni Morrison
Join the First Friday Book Group to discuss the book:
Friday, May 5
6:00 – 8:00 pm
All are welcome to attend! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books are available at the Christ Church Bookstore.