Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America


Short, emotional, literary, powerful―Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.

As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man’s voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece “Death in Black and White,” Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop―a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

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Rating: 5/5

I picked this book up shortly after it was released, knowing that Michael Eric Dyson is a well-known, well-liked author who does a good job of framing social justice issues.

As someone who has immense privilege in this world, I know that reading books like this is not enough to do my part, but I hope that it is a good place to start. It certainly did open my eyes to additional perspectives I hadn’t considered before and fanned my flame of desire to act.

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