This book is powerfully, beautifully written, and a must-read for anyone who wants to be an ally to Black communities. Dyson's lyrical language doesn't pull any punches around the grizzly effects of racism on Black lives, but the musicality of the words pulls you through and helps you bear witness. Highly recommended to any fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Mychal Denzel Smith, or anyone with an interest in Civil Rights and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Also worth noting: Despite the title, this is one of the most hopeful books I've recently read. So, don't let your bad news fatigue combine with the title to scare you off of this one.