Long Time Coming
Reckoning With Race in AmericaPre-loaded Audiobook - 2020
From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption. The night of May 25, 2020 changed America. George Floyd, a 43-year-old Black man, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis when a white cop suffocated him. The video of that nights events went viral, sparking the largest protests in the nations history and the sort of social unrest we have not seen since the sixties. While Floyds death was certainly the catalyst, (heightened by the fact that it occurred during a pandemic whose victims were disproportionately of color) it was in truth the fuse that lit an ever-filling powder keg.Long Time Coming grapples with the cultural and social forces that have shaped our nation in the brutal crucible of race. In five beautifully argued chapterseach addressed to a black martyr from Breonna Taylor to Rev. Clementa PinckneyDyson traces the genealogy of anti-blackness from the slave ship to the street corner where Floyd lost his lifeand where America gained its will to confront the ugly truth of systemic racism. Ending with a poignant plea for hope, Dysons exciting new audiobook points the way to social redemption. Long Time Coming is a necessary guide to help America finally reckon with race. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press"Michael Eric Dysons Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America, is a brilliant and fiercely eloquent work that traces the roots of racism from slavery and Jim Crow to police brutality and the plague of Black killings in our own day. In gorgeous prose and erudite analysis, Dyson argues that both the trap of white comfort and the peril of cancel culture thwart a genuine reckoning with race in our country. Long Time Coming is a searing cry for racial justice from one of our nations greatest thinkers and most.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, 
Characteristics: 1 audio media player (approximately 5 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.