Philadelphia, Pa., December 1, 2020– Determination. Teamwork. Equality. You’ll read these words in Bo-Dean Sanders’ memoir, Race Against…Against Race: My Journey of Diversity and Inclusion Through Sports. In his debut release, Sanders writes about his college football journey but also his individual journey tackling issues of unconscious bias, social acceptance, race relations, and cultural identity and the positive impact multiculturalism had on his relationships in college. Sprinkled with personal revelations, the book provides a unique perspective on diversity and inclusion.
In Race Against…Against Race, Sanders invites readers to share in his real-life experiences; as an athlete growing up playing high school football in Jacksonville, Fla.; as a college student who left the comfort of Cheyney University, the oldest Historically Black College-University (HBCU) in America; as a transfer student at an affluent Main Line University where he faced financial problems, homelessness, and an uncertain future. He persevered in the face of adversity and continued reaching for the Black American dream. He even made a few famous friends along the way. Throughout his journey, he navigated his way through his new and different environment after realizing that he and his fellow teammates didn’t fit into anyone’s stereotypes of them. His white teammates and roommates at Villanova University became family – and his college education on-and-off the field gave him the skills to build relationships with people of different races.
Published by Morgan James Publishing, there is much to learn from Race Against…Against Race and Sanders’ experiences. Consumers can pre-order Race Against…Against Race through their favorite online bookstores including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indigo, Powell’s Books, Indie Bound, and Bookshop. The public debut date is December 21, 2020.
Publication Data: December 21, 2020, ISBN: 9781631953552, $18.95, 238 pages, paperback
Main Bisac: Biography/ Personal Memoir