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Racial Healing: Race, Grace and Forgiveness

Join the Lotus Network for an Ambassador Project: Book Review covering My First White Friend by Patricia Raybon. This award-winning book gets your attention right away in the prologue. Patricia invites you to join her on her courageous personal journey to let go of hate by first learning to love God and also herself.


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Meet Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon is an award-winning, best-selling author whose books help people move big mountains. Her titles include: My First White Friend, her racial forgiveness memoir; I Told the Mountain to Move: Learning to Pray So Things Change; and Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace.

She has appeared on the Today Show, BBC World News, Colorado Matters, and scores of other radio and TV programs, blogs, podcasts, and webinars related to her focus on faith, race, and grace.

Patricia lives with her husband Dan, a retired educator, in her beloved home state of Colorado. They have two amazing daughters and five glorious grandchildren. Join her on the journey at patriciaraybon.com.

Title Sub-Title Author Content
A Soul Connection
Five year olds define their friendship!
ABC Interview
Uncomfortable Conversations
How to talk to about racism.
Emmanuel Acho
A Moral Imperative
The journey starts at home
Washington Post
Do it Different!
Being Nice Is Not Going To End Racism
Robin DiAngelo
Children's Attitudes
Kids speak their mind about race.
Anderson Cooper
A Few Tips
Not Racist Is Not Enough:Putting in the Work to be Anti-Racist
Eric Duggans
Get outside your Comfort Zone!
Why We Need More Close Interracial Friendships (And Why We're Bad at Them)
Brittany Wong
Pay Attention....Read this list!
16 Things Black People Want Their White Friends to Know
Kelsey Borresen
Did you know this history fact??
I'm Your Black Friend, But I Won't Educate You About Racism: That's On You
B.L. Wilson
Choose To Act Differently!
10 Ways to be Anti-Racist-Multi-Ethnic
Student Affairs University of Michigan