“Longing: Stories of Racial Healing by Phyllis A. Unterschuetz and Eugene F. Unterschuetz

A white couple’s true personal account of a ten-year journey that forced them to look honestly at their comfortable notions about race as they forged relationships with people of African descent. The authors describe uncomfortable and embarrassing situations, examine their mistakes and unconscious assumptions, and share with their readers what they have learned about being white. They also share insights from black friends and strangers who taught them to see beyond superficial theories and to confront the attitudes that have shaped how Americans think about race. But above all, their stories speak about the longing they discovered everywhere they traveled—a longing to connect and to heal from the racial separation that has so deeply wounded this country.”

Longing: Stories of Racial Healing: May 2010, Bahá’í Publishing. Available from Bahá’í Publishing,, and through bookstores nationwide