Michael Eric Dyson's elegant discussion of the role of race and privilege in white culture proves to be simultaneously provocative and sincere. Because he has framed his book as a sermon, audio is a natural medium for the work. But Dyson's delivery wobbles between sounding emotionally connected and apathetic. Given the framework of a sermon, he doesn't always live up to the energy and emphasis that one typically anticipates from a message bound in emotion, inspiration, and gospel. Still, time and again, his ability to draw out the incongruities of contemporary white American culture and its assault on non-white lives, culture, and identities will leave listeners reconsidering their complicity in the challenges currently faced by African-Americans and others. L.E. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2017]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781427287243 $29.99 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9781427287250 $17.99
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