Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

Debby Irving, Paperback


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For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn’t understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one “aha ” moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us.


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Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Debby Irving
Published: 01/09/2014
Publisher: Elephant Room Press
ISBN: 9780991331307
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.80h x 5.90w x 0.70d

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Weight0.85 lbs
Dimensions8.8 × 5.9 × 0.7 in