Race Manners: Navigating the Minefield Between Black & White Americans by national public speaker and author Bruce A. Jacobs is the latest text to be added to the Unpacking™ Book Discussion series for 2019. Race Manners will replace the text Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving.
Founder & Executive Director Calvin Eaton says:
“Race Manners is by far my favorite anti-racism book of 2018 that discusses how we unpack and discuss race. It is an essential read for anyone wishing to learn how to talk about race as a social construct”
This change is part of 540, Inc’s 2019 goal to center more curricula and content around black, brown, and people of color.
As an author and nationwide speaker, Bruce A. Jacobs tells it like it is. With his dynamic presence, his plain-spoken clarity on difficult issues, and his empathy with audiences, Bruce is able to encourage people of good will to challenge all forms of bigotry and to work for the kinds of social and economic fairness that benefit us all. In his lectures, he models how we need to care enough to hold one another accountable — for white privilege, institutional racism, bigotry among people of color, homophobia, sexism, mistreating people by nationality or religion — while also supporting one another in pursuing the shared things we want in a society. Bruce shows that once we begin to peel away the influence of our nation’s manufactured bigotries, we all have what it takes to start to truly know one another.
Bruce has appeared on NPR, C-SPAN, Sirius, Pacifica, and other networks. He is a featured participant in “Race and Reconciliation in America,” a continuing series of national dialogues convened by former U.S. Senator William Cohen and racial justice advocate Janet Langhart Cohen. He speaks at colleges, organizations, places of worship, and events across the country.