Speaking of Race by Celeste Headlee audiobook

Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It

By Celeste Headlee
Read by Celeste Headlee

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063098152

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200745739

  • ISBN: 9798200745722

  • ISBN: 9798200745746

Runtime: 7.90 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Boston Globe Most Anticipated Fall Book

In this urgently needed guide, the PBS host, award-winning journalist, and author of We Need to Talk teaches us how to have productive conversations about race, offering insights, advice, and support.

A self-described “light-skinned Black Jew,” Celeste Headlee has been forced to speak about race—including having to defend or define her own—since childhood. In her career as a journalist for public media, she’s made it a priority to talk about race proactively. She’s discovered, however, that those exchanges have rarely been productive. While many people say they want to talk about race, the reality is, they want to talk about race with people who agree with them. The subject makes us uncomfortable; it’s often not considered polite or appropriate. To avoid these painful discussions, we stay in our bubbles, reinforcing our own sense of righteousness as well as our division.

Yet we gain nothing by not engaging with those we disagree with; empathy does not develop in a vacuum and racism won’t just fade away. If we are to effect meaningful change as a society, Headlee argues, we have to be able to talk about what that change looks like without fear of losing friends and jobs, or being ostracized. In Speaking of Race, Headlee draws from her experiences as a journalist, and the latest research on bias, communication, and neuroscience to provide practical advice and insight for talking about race that will facilitate better conversations that can actually bring us closer together. 

This is the book for people who have tried to debate and educate and argue and got nowhere; it is the book for those who have stopped talking to a neighbor or dread Thanksgiving dinner. It is an essential and timely book for all of us.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Author Bio: Celeste Headlee

Author Bio: Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee is the host of the Georgia Public Broadcasting show On Second Thought. She was the Midwest correspondent for NPR and the cohost of PRI’s The Takeaway. Headlee has guest-hosted a number of NPR shows, appeared on CNN and the BBC, and has won numerous awards for reporting from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. She lives in Atlanta with her son and two rescue dogs.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 7.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English