March 29, 2013: NCBI Newsletter

NCBI Campus Leader Releases New Book with Fellow Editor, Ann Todd Jealous

Contributed by Caroline T. Haskell, NCBI Affiliate Director at the Cal State Monterrey Bay
Combined Destinies ~ Whites Sharing Grief about Racism – Edited by Ann Todd Jealous and Carolnie T. Haskell

Seaside, CA USA By beginning a conversation that encourages self-examination and compassion, Combined Destinies invites its readers to look at how white Americans have been hurt by the very ideology that their ancestors created. Editors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell, both experienced psychotherapists skilled at facilitating dialogue about racial issues, are cognizant of the challenges that even the thought of such conversations often presents. Combined Destinies is based on the premise that for positive and lasting change to occur, it is necessary to open hearts as well as minds.

This courageous anthology posits that unearned privilege has damaged the psyche of white people as well as their capacity to understand racism. Using intimate stories, some from writers who have never before spoken of these highly charged issues, Jealous and Haskell offer readers a chance to explore their own experiences.

Anyone who is interested in mental health and spiritual healing would benefit from reading this book, but it’s especially suitable for teachers, professors, students, social activists, members of community groups, therapists, clergy, and other members of the counseling profession.

About the Editors

Ann Todd Jealous is a former marriage and family therapist with a long history of supporting civil rights; her son, Benjamin Todd Jealous, is the current president and CEO of the NAACP. She is the author of A Peace Corps Experience: From Letters Home: Musings at Twenty-something (2011). She lives in Pacific Grove, California.

Caroline T. Haskell, a board-certified and licensed clinical social worker, is the founding director of the Personal Growth and Counseling Center and currently oversees all of Health and Wellness Services at California State University, Monterey Bay. She is the campus affiliate director of the National Coalition Building Institute, based in Washington, D.C., and lives in Pacific Grove.

Photo courtesy of Leah Washington
Book published by Potomac Books, Inc.

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