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Essays that challenge, discomfort, disorient, galvanize, and inspire all of us to evolve now, for our shared future.

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ISBN-13: 9781681340029
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Edition description: 1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 684
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sun Yung Shin is the author of a book of prose Unbearable Splendor, two books of poetry Rough, and Savage and Skirt Full of Black, a co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and author of children’s book Cooper’s Lesson. She has an MA in Teaching from University of St. Thomas and an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University. She has training in restorative justice, conflict resolution, racial justice talking circle facilitation, and various somatic healing modalities. Born in South Korea, she lives in Minneapolis where she teaches, lectures, facilitates workshops, and co-directs Poetry Asylum.

Table of Contents

Introduction Sun Yung Shin 3

Fear of a Black Mother Shannon Gibney 13

Disparate Impacts: Moving to Minnesota to Live Just Enough for the City Taiyon J. Coleman 25

A Surrealist History of One Asian American in Minnesota David Mura 43

With an "e" Venessa Fuentes 59

Trouble in Mind: To Be Black Is Blue in America IBé 69

Brutal Bao Phi 81

Say What? Carolyn Holbrook 99

Red, White, and Blank Heid E. Erdrich 109

The Good Kind of Immigrants JaeRan Kim 121

Fighting the Oppressive Whiteness Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria 137

Dark Trees in the Landscape of Love Kao Kalia Yang 145

The Price We Pay: How Race and Gender Identity Converge Andrea Jenkins 171

Songlines for Future Culturewalkers: (Betty) White (Crocker) Bank Take Little (House on the Prairie) Bank Robert Farid Karimi 171

Discomfort Zone: Minnesota Born and Raised Sherry Quart Lee 187

People Like Us David Lawrence Grant 195

Seeds for Seven Generations Diane Wilson 213

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