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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 … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — Dec. 4, 2018

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon E185.97.L394 A3 2018 New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor Kiese Laymon, one of the best writers currently chronicling his experience of growing up and living as a black man in the South, has published … Continue reading

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Challenges black lawyers face when representing black clients

David Hart, Public Defender, will deliver a talk called “Bar none: The challenges black lawyers face when representing black clients in the criminal justice system” on Thursday, October 6, at 3:30 p.m. in University Center room 275A. It’s part of … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – April 12, 2016

Movies in the Age of Obama: The Era of Post-racial and Neo-racist Cinema. Each of this book’s eighteen essays is written by a different author who has a unique bent on the over-arching themes of race and otherness in the movies Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – September 8, 2015

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates E185.615 .C6335 2015 New Arrivals, 2nd floor This passionate book is a letter from Ta-Nehisi Coates, a journalist and author who is African American, to his son. The book outlines Coates’ journey … Continue reading

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Whiteness in U.S. political culture

Dr. Matthew Frye Jacobson, professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies at Yale University and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, will talk about the history of “whiteness” in U.S. political culture at 7 pm on Wed., Oct. … Continue reading

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Race Unplugged

Ruha Benjamin, professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Boston University and author of People’s science: Bodies and rights on the stem cell frontier, will talk about “Race Unplugged: Beyond racial sound bites of pundits, politicians, and pop culture” … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – December 10, 2013

White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America produced & directed by Scott Morris; written by Tim Wise, Scott Morris, & Jeremy Earp, Browsing DVDs Academic, 2nd floor. White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America is a DVD based on the book White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise. Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – January 15

Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities by Carl Nightingale HD 7288.75 .N54 2012 New Arrivals, 2nd floor As we look to next week, we will be honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy on Monday. As the most prominent civil … Continue reading

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Race in America talk 11/29

Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor for The Atlantic, will talk about “The Beautiful Struggle and Changing Meanings of Race in America” on Mon., Nov. 29, @7pm in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. This Campus/Community Reading Initiative is also the last fall … Continue reading

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