(Dyson, Michael Eric) Michael Eric Dyson is one of America’s premier public intellectuals. He occupies the distinguished position of University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and is a contributing editor of the New Republic and ESPN’s The Undefeated. Ebony magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans and one of the 150 most powerful blacks in the nation. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece “Death in Black and White,” Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop (St. Martin’s Press), a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. Stephen King writes, “Here’s a sermon that’s as fierce as it is lucid…If you’re black, you’ll feel a spark of recognition in every paragraph. If you’re white, Dyson tells you what you need to know . . ..” Short, emotional, literary, powerful, Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.