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Microaggressions seem like such small things, but they often have a huge and negative impact emotionally and psychologically, even if that is not the intention of the speaker. The victim is left feeling confused and hurt, wondering if the speaker even realized what they had just said, and the true impact of their statement or question on a black individual. Some of these careless statements still linger and sting even after years. Our solution was to create this little handbook, for all anti-racists. The authors of this book are two, anti-racist, black Canadians of Jamacian descent, who believe in the creation of a better world for all of us, beginning by learning and teaching acceptance and empathy for all peoples. ★ Who is this book for? This book is for EVERYONE! We are all living in this oppressive system, and we all have internalized biases, prejudices, and even racism. It's not our fault, but it is our responsibility to unlearn these things for the benefit of everyone, ourselves included. This book is definitely something we wish we had growing up. So many young people experience people saying or doing things that seemed harmless on the surface, but that stuck with them for days, months, even years later! This book explains just what you are going through and how to deal. ★ Get this book for your white friends, but don't stop there. Everyone can relate to or gain insight from this book. Grab this book for your friends of all ethnicities, your friends in the LGBTQI+ community, your parents, your co-workers, and yes, your black friends too! This book was made to help us all become anti-racist. ★ Learn the common and uncommon phrases and behaviors that negatively impacts black people's experience living in this world. (Phrases such as: "I don't see color", "You're so angry", "Excuse me, do you live around here?") This book will help you understand how these hurtful things are interpreted by black people, and encourage a disruption of this behavior before you or anyone else enacts them in the future. ★ Our goal is to empower all readers to actively disrupt racism and discrimination against black people, and build unity, respect, appreciation and understanding. Ultimately, we aim to create an amazing community of people, who want to create a more safe, fair and beautiful world for everyone. ★ Warning: This book is not sugar-coated. Why? Because Black people don't get a sugar coated version of racism. It holds readers / people accountable for the way their seemingly innocent, microaggressive words and actions affect their black friends, and loved ones. This book is to be used as a guide to help yourself and others to understand that while intent behind microaggressive phrasing might be innocent, the impact may not be so innocuous. As an anti-racist ally, use this book to help you recognize microaggressive behaviour and speech towards black people, and call it out when you do. If you're ready to become an actively anti-racist, and empathetic person add this book to cart today!
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