How to Be Less Stupid About Race

Crystal Marie Fleming, author and Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at SUNY Stony Brook, will talk about “How to Be Less Stupid About Race” on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 7pm in the Irvin L Young Auditorium. It’s the first Spring 2019 Contemporary Issues Lecture.

Fleming has conducted extensive research on racism and anti-racism, and her book, How to be less stupid about race: On racism, white supremacy and the racial divide, combines memoir, critical race theory, social commentary and satire to debunk common misconceptions about racism. You can read a review from Publisher’s Weekly, and you can preview some text at Google Books.

book coverYou also can read online some articles and abstracts of conference papers by Dr. Fleming, including “African Americans respond to stigmatization: The meanings and salience of confronting, deflecting conflict, educating the ignorant and ‘managing the self.’” (Ethnic & Racial Studies, 2012, vol.35:no.3, pp.400–417. Andersen Library has books such as Beneath the surface of white supremacy: Denaturalizing U.S. racisms past and present (3rd-floor Main Collection, E184.A1 J86 2015 or online via ProQuest Ebook Central; preview some text via Google Books) to learn more.

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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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