My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness (Paperback)

Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness

By Patricia Raybon

Penguin Books, 9780140244366, 272pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1997



"In mid-life Afro-American journalist Raybon made a conscious decision to stop hating white people. Her journal/analysis provides discourse on hatred and forgiveness, the rise of her hatred, and her efforts to conquer her fears and forgive the past. An unusual account of conscious change."--Kirkus Reviews.

About the Author

Patricia Raybon is an award-winning journalist, author, and essayist. She worked as a journalist for 12 years before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder to teach print journalism for 15 years. In 2006 she turned to writing full-time. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and USA Weekend, among others. She has also won a number of awards, including the Christopher Award and the Books for a Better Life Award for her memoir on racial forgiveness, My First White Friend. She now lives in Colorado with her husband.