Author Lisa Benson’s new book “Anchored in Bias, Fired Over ‘White Tears’” is a powerful, candid reflection on her personal experience with racial bias in her career

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Recent release “Anchored in Bias, Fired Over ‘White Tears’” from Page Publishing author Lisa Benson is a gripping and potent memoir detailing her mission as a journalist to challenge the entrenched system that led to the derailment of a twenty-year career as a television news reporter and anchor.

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Lisa Benson is a diversity, inclusion and anti-racism consultant, speaker, author, entrepreneur, as well as an Emmy Award–winning journalist. She has published her new book “Anchored in Bias, Fired Over ‘White Tears’”: a crucial insight into the subtle, almost imperceptible ways that systemic racism mars and limits the lives of women of color.

In this timely book, journalist Lisa Benson shares her journey from the newsroom to the courtroom in her fight for justice at a local television station.
Lisa made national news when her twenty-year career as a news reporter/anchor ended abruptly after she shared an article on her personal Facebook page entitled, “How White Women Use Strategic Tears to Avoid Accountability” written by fellow journalist Ruby Hamad—an article that offended two of her white female coworkers, which ultimately got her fired.

After being terminated for sharing article, Lisa committed herself to understanding racism, unconscious biases, institutionalized racism, and how those issues factored into her stagnant career and job loss.

In this book, courtroom testimony, along with exhibits, prove that the employer expected to support Lisa’s career goals only wanted to harness and control her labor while silencing her voice.

Guilty of racial ignorance, Lisa foolishly believed that if she worked hard, played by the rules, and people liked her, she could avoid the racial pitfalls that swallowed the dreams of her ancestors and condemned others to a life of criminalization, poverty, and shame.

She was wrong.

Lisa’s book is a powerful, transparent look at the racism, systemic racism, and the anti-blackness that exists in cities, neighborhoods, and newsrooms throughout the United States.

Published by Page Publishing, Lisa Benson’s engrossing book is a must-read not only for women of color but for all with a desire to understand their lived experience.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Anchored in Bias, Fired Over ‘White Tears’” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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