Michael Eric Dyson visits KBOO

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Mon, 01/30/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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Georgetown University Sociology Professor, pundit, activist and author Michael Eric Dyson visits the KBOO studio to speak with Celeste Carey about his new book Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.  

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post • Bustle • Men's Journal • The Chicago Reader • StarTribune • Blavity

“One of the most frank and searing discussions on race ... a deeply serious, urgent book, which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and King's Why We Can't Wait." ―The New York Times Book Review

Toni Morrison hails Tears We Cannot Stop as "Elegantly written and powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish." 

Stephen King says: "Here’s a sermon that’s as fierce as it is lucid…If you’re black, you’ll feel a spark of recognition in every paragraph. If you’re white, Dyson tells you what you need to know?what this white man needed to know, at least. This is a major achievement. I read it and said amen."

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I am waking up to my KBOO University this morning and appreciating what Mr. Dyson has to say.

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