Black and White: Disrupting Racism One Friendship at a Time
by John Hambrick and Teesha Hadra
Most of us don’t need to make speeches. We need to make friends. This is the core message of Black and White: racism can be disrupted by relationships. If you will risk forging friendships with those who do not look like you, it will change the way you see the world, and that could change the world.
The authors, Teesha Hadra, a young African American woman, and John Hambrick, a 60-year old white man, bring a confident and redemptive tone to this hope because that is exactly what they’ve experienced. Black and White leverages their story, surrounding it with other’s stories, practical advice, and exploration of the systems of racism to motivate you to consider your own role in change.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Teesha grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida the daughter of Jamaican parents. She has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminology, and a Juris Doctor, all from the University of Florida. Teesha practiced law for nearly seven years before leaving the practice for full time ministry in 2013. She worked for one of North Point Ministries’ Atlanta area churches, Buckhead Church, equipping leaders to rethink evangelism. She is now pursuing an MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California where she lives with her husband, Fred. Teesha is passionate about issues of justice and calling on Christians to faithfully engage in the work God is doing in the world.
She serves as the School of Theology Student Representative on the All Seminary Council (my seminary’s equivalent of student government), advocating on behalf of student interests with the administration. She also works for Fuller Seminary on a grant project involving innovation and vocation.
Teesha has co-written her first book with John Hambrick, titled: Black and White: Disrupting Racism One Friendship at a Time (Abingdon Press, 2019).