Michael Eric Dyson: Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
KPFA Radio 94.1FM and Marcus Books present
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
Hosted by Quincy McCoy
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison, Oakland, CA
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Elegantly written, Tears We Cannot Stop is powerfulmoving personal recollections, profound cultural analysis, and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish. Toni Morrison
We are living through one of the most challenging periods in modern American history. The rash of police killings of unarmed black people, along with the hate killings of black citizens, has sparked the largest protests in the streets since the height of the civil rights movement.
Heres a sermon thats as fierce as it is lucid. It shook me up, but in a good way. This is how it works if youre black in America, this is what happens, and this is how it feels. If youre black, youll feel a spark of a recognition in every paragraph. If youre white, Dyson tells you what you need to knowwhat this white man needed to know, at least. This is a major achievement Stephen King
Michael Eric Dyson is one of Americas premier public intellectuals. He is the University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, has been an ordained minister for 35 years, is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, A contributing editor for The New Republic and ESPNs The Undefeated. Ebony Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans. He has written 19 books, including The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America a Kirkus Prize finalist.
Host QUINCY McCOY, author of No Static: A Guide to Creative Radio Programming, is the General Manager of KPFA Radio.
First Congregational Church of Oakland (View)
2501 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612