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  • White Rage

  • The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • By: Carol Anderson
  • Narrated by: Pamela Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage', historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.'

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent history, modern analysis less so

  • By S. Yates on 02-17-18

A must read for all!!!

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Reviewed: 04-12-19

This is yet another well descriptive reading that explains the deep rooted yet typically denied disease of this country. The historical documentation of mental and physical atrocities, enslavement, raping, pillaging, purposefully federal and state orchestrated barriers and codes aimed at preventing equality based solely on race. Yet despite all the documented historical papers and recorded voices of some who were victimized by such hateful "God loving Americans", the marginalized and undervalued rebelled, persevered despite threats and deadly opposition. White rage aka fear has oozed like lava upon Africans, Natives, Asians all in the name of fear, insecurity and imbalance opportunities.

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

  • And Other Conversations About Race
  • By: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Narrated by: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black, white, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magnificent tool for life.

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-17

Great Read!!! A book for all to learn from

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Reviewed: 10-29-18

Thank you the author and those resources she gathered information and references to assist others with the conversation of race and cultural experiences of those of that ethnicity. Fantastic source to educate and have discussions on those known and unknown and their role in social justice and thwarting the hurtful and harmful behaviors of those who are insecure, ignorant of previous generational behaviors or just don't care about the inhumane versus humane treatment and respect of others.

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  • The Color of Law

  • A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  • By: Richard Rothstein
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 948

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation - that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, he incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation - the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments - that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better suited to print than audio

  • By ProfGolf on 02-04-18

Another barn burner

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Reviewed: 09-25-18

Thank you for illustrating how local, state and federal unlawful, publically supportive and encouraged practices to unjustly permit the physical, emotional and financial abuses of African Americans. You clearly outlined and eloquently revealed unsubstantiated fear baiting directed at Caucasians for the soul purpose of maintaining white privilege and keeping blacks in a marginalized and undervalued position. These very discriminatory policies sanctioned by laws continue to this very day to ensure separate and unequal practices are perpetrated with limited recourse.

  • Black Klansman

  • Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigations of a Lifetime
  • By: Ron Stallworth
  • Narrated by: Ron Stallworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375

This program is read by the author. When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a PO box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story if you can stay engaged

  • By RN44 on 08-18-18

Thank you for recording and explaining your story

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

Thank you Mr. Stallworth for revealing your collaborative efforts to uncover the malignant rhetoric and deceptive accounts of those who use terrorism to advance their cause. Your investigation was truly necessary, courageous and dangerous and should have been allowed to continue. This is an example of the unveiling of the hatred practices and beliefs that we must continue to uncover and confront, for these individuals should not be allowed to hide in plan sight and infect others with their venom. Thank you again

  • Lies My Teacher Told Me

  • Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
  • By: James W. Loewen
  • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,709

This national best seller is an entertaining, informative, and sometimes shocking expose of the way history is taught to American students. Lies My Teacher Told Me won the American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction Stranger Than Truth

  • By Dubi on 01-17-15

AWESOME

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Reviewed: 09-08-18

My soul and body are on fire. Why did you refuse to teach and document the truth yet you collectively agree that what students are taught is American history.....really!!! I say then as I say now they are terrible, harmful, unpatriotic and unamerican bullshit

  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,352
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,516
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    5 out of 5 stars 16,431

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

  • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

A passion filled account of "We the people."

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Reviewed: 08-28-18

Thank you so much for your descriptive accounts for some of the passions, hardships and tragic encounters which we face while striving for interpretation of living, loving, being. Inspite of their fragility, refusal to acknowledge and reckon with the pillaging of past and present human beings and property. There are so many lessons and forgotten familial stories

  • White Fragility

  • Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  • By: Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson - foreword
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,385

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people" (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent meaningful cross-racial dialogue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Fantastic read!!!

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Reviewed: 08-03-18

Thank you for sharing your perspective on these and other patterns of behavior that I have certainly witnessed up close and personal. You have certainly outlined numerous opportunities WE can take on and resolve, all in a true and unapologetic manner to clearly engage, humanize and share this natural space together. Thank you

  • The Richest Man in Babylon

  • By: George S. Clason
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,744

A modern day classic, The Richest Man in Babylon dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. These famous "Babylonian parables" offer an understanding of - and solution to - a lifetime's worth of personal financial problems, and hold the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and earning more money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Financial Control, Better Quality of Life

  • By will on 08-31-14

Fantastic life's lessons!!!

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Reviewed: 01-28-18

Wow!!! Simple and practical steps to understanding how to o initiate and grow one's wealth.

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,053

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

awesome book

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Reviewed: 11-27-17

Thank you for sharing this book and the couple's experiences with us. I loved it

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    Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    692 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Upstanders: Season 1 (FREE)

  • By: Howard Schultz, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Narrated by: Michael B. Jordan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

What are Upstanders? Let's start with this: They are the opposite of bystanders. They are problem solvers and protestors, students and parents, professionals and civic leaders. Some fight injustice; others fearlessly challenge the status quo. They are ordinary people who are making extraordinary differences in their communities and beyond. From Salt Lake City to Memphis to Baltimore, Upstanders remind us that participation in civic life has no bounds - and that we can all be the change we wish to see in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Lasse on 11-09-17

Moved to male a difference

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Reviewed: 11-22-17

these are audible's testimonies that we can all do something, excellent inspirational stories of greatness