To Be Free
Understanding and Eliminating Racism
by Thomas Peacock & Marlene Wisuri
Foreword by Eric Jolly
A timely book for readers age 10 and up. For classroom and home use.
116 pages, color and b/w illus., notes, bibliography
“The book you are about to explore is full of gifts that will help us grow together as a society.”
-Eric Jolly, Ph.D.
President, Science Museum of Minnesota
IMAGINE IF WE WERE FREE of racism–free from the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual toll that it takes on both racists and those subjected to racism. Often, however, just the mention of the word “racism” makes people nervous. Like if the subject doesn’t come up, maybe it will go away. Many people of color, however, deal with the reality of racism in all its forms on a daily basis–in stores, in schools, at work, on the bus, while watching television, listening to music, browsing the Internet, or reading magazines and newspapers.
What if, however, we decided to acknowledge racism and talk about ways of preventing, reducing, and alleviating it? And what if we began the discussion among young people, before they solidify their beliefs about people of other races? TO BE FREE is written to help facilitate that discussion.
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