Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body and Spirit” by Mary-Frances Winters, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Mary- Frances Winters, the author of “Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body and Spirit” has written an informative, intriguing, thought-provoking and interesting book. The genres for this book are non-fiction, self-help, and stress management. I appreciate that the author has done extensive research and provided studies, and statistics to show the important data.
The author also gives personal examples from herself and other sources to support how “Black Fatigue” is the cause of physical and mental health. The author does mention that discrimination against Black people hasn’t improved in many years, and that white people have to listen more to what it is like to be a Black Person. She mentions that schools don’t provide adequate resources. As a white retired teacher with many years of experience, I found myself laying out absurd amounts of money to provide my children (in my class) the materials that would both remediate and enrich each individual student. I applied for grants, and entered contests with the children hoping to get the monies to get more supplies.
This also reminds me of a very close Black friend, who went ballistic when her son, now of driving age, had “souped” up his car with loud music and more speed. She kept reminding him of the consequences of attracting law enforcement, and took away his keys.
The author also mentions the need for apologizes, reparation, and treating Black People like they matter. I would recommend this enlightening book.