Friday, August 31, 2018

The Minority Experience: a book review

The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities

by Adrian Pei

Publish date: September 4, 2018

InterVarsity Press

The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities is a new entry into the own voices discussions of race, particularly as they relate to organizations' employees.

The first section of the book discusses Pei’s experiences as Asian American and also offers examples of those of other persons of color.

The second section offers ideas for how to approach topics of race and pain within an organization. Pei’s background is in ministry and the corporate world, but the concepts are applicable to many industries, organizations, and groups.

Unless this is a completely new topic for readers, there isn’t anything particularly revelatory in this book. However, it is a good addition to the own voices books about social justice, and it is somewhat new due to the Asian American perspective. We need perspectives from all different people of color to round out our knowledge and our libraries.

Disclaimer: I received an advance-read copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I used Amazon affiliate links in this post. Should you choose to buy something through those links, you will not pay any extra, but they will send me a small fee, which I will likely add to my book fund. Thank you. Please see my Book Review Disclaimer for more information.

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