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New Book Offers Guide for White People to Have Meaningful Conversations on Race

Author Seeks to Remove Barriers to Honest Dialogue

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Aaron L. Myers, II, author, activist and entertainer, announces the release of his new book "White People Talking to White People: A Guide On How to Broach the Conversation of Race with Your White Friends and Family," a forward-thinking guide to having courageous conversations on race.

Myers is a 36-year-old African-American who currently resides in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Navarro County, Texas in the same county where his family members were enslaved. He was inspired by his personal and professional life experiences, coupled with his support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Over the years, many of his white friends and colleagues have approached him looking for guidance on how to have meaningful and open conversations on race.

"Dismantling racism is a practice, a life ethic, a commitment to live and learn every day," Myers said. "This how-to guide can be used in the living room, board room, and classroom. I have created a framework to spark conversation between white people in a non-accusatory way."

Myers beta tested the exercise with a select group of white individuals, producing immense success.