Jeanne Jones is a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and author. One of seven children growing up in a predominantly white Midwest city, she had the unique opportunity of being introduced at an early age to people of different races, cultures, and religions. In her adult life she has consistently craved a deeper understanding of how and why racism and indisputable socioeconomic gaps have continued to prevail in America.

After becoming the wife of a black man and the mother to biracial and black children, her privilege was amplified in an unexpected way, and her desire to educate herself on these topics grew. Jones received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she studied racial disparities in the criminal justice system. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and has completed the Transformational Leadership program through Bellevue University in Omaha, Nebraska. She holds the national certification Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence through the American Society of Quality, served on the board of directors of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, and spent two decades working for Fortune 500 companies in leadership roles.

Her most important role is being a mother, and her dream for her mixed family is to improve race relations in our divided country, one uncomfortable but necessary conversation at a time.

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Available May 4, 2021
ISBN: 978-1-64543-630-0