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Corinna Fales Consulting

"Thanks to Corinna Fales for speaking directly from her own experience and heart, and for saying what I’ve often thought. Political correctness ended real political conversation in our time, but the times they are a changin’. Highly recommended, especially for the politically correct."


 - Casey Hayden, founder/staff, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

"This book is a real gift, an unusual contribution to the necessary conversation--really an upheaval--about how we, who are a 'this,' a 'that,' and 'an other' are to live with those who are not this, not that, and not the other." 

      - Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism & Sociology; Chair, PhD Program in Communications, Columbia University 

Truly fascinating and an important contribution. 

We need this message in today’s times.”


- Dr. Karen Wynn, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University

An important book, beautifully crafted. At a time of division in our country, author Corinna Fales gives us an intimate look at how being different feels for several quite diverse people. These highly personal interviews were possible only because the author grew up with her subjects, played with them, learned with them, cried with them, and laughed with them. This is also a look at a piece of history focusing on the historically black Lincoln University as it existed in the 1940s through the 1950s and on the adjacent village. In addition to being an important book for our times, it is often moving, humorous, and insightful.

              - Richard Brown 

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 Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020

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Corinna Fales' book, "This Is Not a Safe Space" is a wisdom book, told with stories -- her stories and those of others she grew up with and interviewed. The efforts to enforce a rhetorical orthodoxy, first termed Political Correctness by people on the left and then the right (both hostile to what has come to be termed PC), has become widely adopted. PC, as Fales analyses it, is an effort to enforce an orthodoxy, or orthodoxies, that primarily serve the ambitions of the enforcers, who generally stand in positions of power -- gatekeepers -- as well as those who wish to obscure their own class power -- something Fales addresses at the end. Like Fales, I have always seen PC as antithetical to what activists fought for in the 1950s and '60s. They fought to dismantle the color line, to allow Black people, like White people, to choose their associates and their cultural forms, as well as to demand respect for people whose cultures and experiences are different from one's own (some things she addresses in greater depth in her earlier book "Different: Our Universal Longing for Community"). The Freedom movement aimed to bring into being a nation in which, as Fales so aptly quotes Martin Luther King Jr, one would be judged by the content of one's character, not the color of one's skin.



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Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2018

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This is a touching and insightful look inside the lives of a group of individuals who lived in a unique rural Pennsylvania college town in the immediate post-World War II era. The author skillfully interviews those who lived and worked at one of the nation's first black colleges, examining their personal stories with a focus on attitudes towards race and income inequalities. These personal stories reveal the true feelings of those who experienced this relatively integrated racial environment well before the Civil Rights legislation that followed later. The personal stories are told with a non-judgmental poignancy that delights the soul. This page-turner captivates the reader while leading us gently to examine our own beliefs about race. The author concludes by summarizing key insights gleaned from these personal interviews leaving the reader with an optimism that racial harmony is possible if goodwill is shown by all. I highly recommend this book.

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