I’m Tired of Racism

I’m Tired of Racism – True Stories of Existing While Black

Cover image - I'm Tired of Racism by Sharon Hurley Hall“I’m Tired of Racism” is the first collection of Sharon Hurley Hall’s anti-racism essays, originally published on Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter. The book also includes some previously unpublished essays.

This book is for you if you:

  • Want an introduction to Sharon’s work and writing
  • Would love to have several of her essays available in one place
  • Have ideas about using the essays as tools for learning and discussion

BOOK DESCRIPTION

To feel empathy, you need to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. If the experiences of racism in a white supremacist system seem too far away from your daily reality, I’m Tired of Racism will change that. If you think of racism as something that only happens where you are, I’m Tired of Racism will change that, too. And if you’re wondering how you can be a true ally and avoid performative nonsense, this book is an excellent starting point.

I’m Tired of Racism collects many of Sharon Hurley Hall’s anti-racism essays, sharing her global perspective on racism, anti-racism, anti-Blackness, and white supremacy, born out of experiences in the Caribbean, the UK, the US and elsewhere. Hurley Hall has lived and worked in multiple countries, enabling her to accurately reflect what’s the same and what’s different about experiences of racism in different locations.

The foreword, by Ashanti Maya Martin, says: “Because Sharon’s experience is rooted in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Europe, she’s able to tell us how the U.S. looks from the outside in (not great at the moment), and explain how even being a citizen of a Black-majority country comes with its own layered burdens rooted in colonialism and white supremacy.”

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About the author
Sharon Hurley Hall is an anti-racism activist, writer, and educator. Firmly committed to doing her part to eliminate racism, she is the Founder and Curator-in-Chief of Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter. In this twice-weekly online publication, Sharon writes about existing while Black in majority-white spaces, and amplifies the voices of other anti-racism activists. A writer with more than 30 years’ experience, she has written and ghostwritten articles for companies and non-profits looking to show up authentically with their DEIB and JEDI content. Sharon is also the author of Exploring Shadeism, an analysis of colorism in Barbados and the wider Caribbean. Sharon holds MA degrees in Media and Cultural Studies, and in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Praise for I’m Tired of Racism:

  • “Sharon Hurley Hall has written the kind of in-person, real-life book which gets in the faces of those would argue that Black folks- especially women- “just don’t understand.” So many Black voices are gaslit as a way of denying their lived reality. This book speaks directly to that lived reality with great eloquence and deeply disturbing accuracy.”
  • “I had the privilege of reading I’m Tired of Racism in real time when Sharon initially published the individual essays (2020-2022) and when she first released the book last year. I recently read it again. These pieces are (unfortunately) no less relevant and no less timely today than when they were written and ultimately published. Moreover, while each essay, poem, true life story, and section can stand alone, the cumulative effect is both powerful and empowering.”
  • “This collection of on-point and poignant pieces widens our lens for viewing a world shaped by its domination and oppression of racialized people.”
  • “The power in this book comes from Sharon’s ability to articulate something many people may feel or wonder about, but perhaps have not yet gained clarity as to the underlying dynamics truly at play.”
  • “Ms. Hurley Hall writes about what the everyday, embodied experience of Blackness feels like–physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually–from inside the colonial practices of racism.”
  • “Sharon has a knack for condensing her lived experience with racism into concise essays that pack emotional power.”
  • “If you’re Black, you’ve found an advocate. If you’re white, this is an educational book.”

“I’m Tired of Racism” is available now in hardback, paperback, audiobook and ebook formats.  Buy this book today to learn more about racism and to start your allyship journey.

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