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White Allies in the Struggle for Racial Justice

By Drick Boyd; foreword by C.T. Vivian

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Orbis Books (November 20, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Price: $30.00

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Synopsis

This timely book offers the little-known stories of 18 white Americans from the 18th century to the present who broke with a racist culture to become allies in the struggle for racial justice. The point is not to portray these people as leaders or heroes of this ongoing struggle but to challenge the idea that racial justice is only a concern for people of color. Drick Boyd shows that there are and have been white people who took up this challenge, often at great risk – and that their example can offer instruction and inspiration to others.

At a time of renewed attention to the ongoing scourge of racial injustice in America, these stories are meant to motivate others to take action to oppose and dismantle racist practices and structures, on behalf of equality and human dignity.