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Summary

An eloquent and thought-provoking audiobook on racism and prejudice by the Liverpool and England football legend John Barnes.

John Barnes spent the first dozen years of his life in Jamaica before moving to the UK with his family in 1975. Six years later, he was a professional footballer, distinguishing himself for Watford, Liverpool and England, and in the process, becoming this country's most prominent Black player.

Barnes is now an articulate and captivating social commentator on a broad range of issues, and in The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism, he tackles head-on the issues surrounding prejudice with his trademark intelligence and authority.

By vividly evoking his personal experiences, and holding a mirror to this country's past, present and future, Barnes provides a powerful and moving testimony. The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism will help to inform and advance the global conversation around society's ongoing battle with the awful stain of prejudice.

©2021 John Barnes (P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Wow…… very thought provoking!

I have spent many years reading and studying (academically and personally) about discrimination of all kinds, including racism, and I’m always keen to try and further my understanding.

John Barnes introduces these issues from a different perspective and discusses some interesting and thought provoking concepts. This book has certainly intrigued me and I definitely want to explore these concepts further. I enjoyed it a great deal and would definitely recommend it if you’d like to explore your understanding and potential internal bias.

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The pen is mightier than the ball

Actually felt sad when it ended. John Barnes’ skill with the pen should win him honours. Audible version excellent. Hoping there will be a follow-up book focused on the best way forward, giving vision to a more proactive, progressive & inclusive future. Loved this book.

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informative and interesting

Makes sense of and helps to understand things It helped me make sense of things I found difficult to articulate in the past.

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Brilliant!

I cannot recommend this book highly enough! It has really made me think and to recognise my own unconscious biases and I’m on a bit of a crusade to get everyone I know to do the same.
It’s such a powerful and important book that will resonate with so many.

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Very interesting book

The best book I have headed on the subject. Little about Disabled People.
Which come from the wider society.

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A brilliant book

I loved it. I felt that it really eally gives you food for thought and tips about how to have open and honest discussions about race.

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  • 11-11-21

Wonderful Book!!! Honest and thoughtful!!!

I saw Mr. Barnes on a British talk show (I’m American). He intrigued me with his honesty so I thought, why not give it a listen. I spent the entire time listening to this book saying “Yes!”, and “amen brother!”

I am a born an bred white southern middle aged man and feel the same as Mr. Barnes about the subject of racism.

I tell my kids if you have to look over your shoulder before you make a comment about someone, the comment is probably bigoted. And as a person of lite skin any time some one of darker skin tells me something I said, or did is racist. I take it as gospel and try to become more enlightened.

Thank you Mr. Barnes, I will be recommending this book to anyone who will listen and I hope and pray this conversation continues.

South Carolina U.S.A

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  • 15-11-21

Socially spot on

I came across this book due to a very remarkable set of coincidences. John Barnes speaks truth to masses in a language that has the power to unite so many passionate followers of Professional Sports ( or Sport?).

I am thoroughly enriched by his experiences and perceptions of the world he has observed throughout his storied and cultured lifetime.

He manages several points down the field very effectively. He inspired one show stopping thought in me for today:
The Problems of Today are all connected on a massive network. The only way to unravel this Great Knot, is one loop at a time.

Thank for your work here, Sir! I'm sorry I came in 2nd place to review this book on Audible. The honor of first place went someone else, on one of my all time favorite days of the year. :)