Racial Justice Book Group
A group including members from several different congregations and secular organizations has been meeting most months to discuss books that educate and motivate us in anti-racist work. During the pandemic, we’re meeting online, so you’re invited whether you live near or far. Co-sponsored by North Bronx Racial Justice.
For October and November, we’re reading My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts.
In this groundbreaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. He argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn’t just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police.
My Grandmother’s Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.
This book paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy—how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system. It offers a step-by-step solution—a healing process—in addition to incisive social commentary.
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