This book is a thoughtful, riveting, easy read memoir that relates a high school teacher’s lifelong struggle against racism in her workplace, a toxic high school in White Suburbia. Her struggles lead her to an ultimate forgiveness to all who have wronged her. The author emphasizes that diversity and education are the prime ingredients to combat racism. Included in the book is a section entitled “A Guide to Racial Harmony.” This is a “must read” book, especially pertinent today in our tumultuous, divisive environment existing in the United States. – By Bev
“The dream of hope is the forgiveness of God. ”This heartfelt memoir discusses how Robbie Dargin became “a woman of forgiveness.”
Against a backdrop of startling prejudice and animosity she endured while teaching in the American Midwest, Robbie offers a searing commentary of how the pressures of the unrelenting struggle against negativity fostered the compassionate capacity for inner growth and spiritual understanding. The Needle in My Eye juxtaposes her early childhood memories-nestled at the tumultuous backdrop of the civil rights movement in the 1960s-with contemporary events.
This is a powerful journey into the untamed heart of modern society, embracing a lofty hope of the possibility of ascendance beyond hostility towards a sincere grace. Amidst the current national crisis convulsing with the struggle for the emergence of eternal equality, this book is as timely as ever.
Insightful and inspirational, passionate and poetic, this riveting account of a young woman coming of age explores the human condition to unabashedly answer the question of what drives us to tolerance in the face of intolerance.
This is a personal story, but one which at its core earnestly appeals to our common humanity.
About the Author
Robbie Dargin was born in Detroit, Michigan. She has circumnavigated the globe to over 100 countries to embrace the multitude of ways humans express themselves. Coming of age during the civil rights struggle, Robbie has been a tireless advocate of ethnic and religious harmony in America and abroad.
She is the author of The Needle in My Eye: An Uplifting Memoir of Forgiveness in the Face of Adversity and the Guide to Racial Harmony. She is an educator and did her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral studies at Wayne State University. She studied graduate Journalism courses at Harvard University Extension in Cambridge, MA.
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