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Racial Justice Book Group

Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi will be discussed in September.

From https://www.ibramxkendi.com/stamped-from-the-beginning's website:

"Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America - more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.

In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them—and in the process, gives us reason to hope."

WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

Copies may be checked out at the front desk. 

 No registration necessary; everyone is welcome.

The Racial Justice Book Group is offered in partnership with the Middletown Racial Justice Community and meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown.  

Contact Christy Billings at cbillings@russelllibrary.org or 860 347-2528 x 160 with any questions.

Date:
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Meeting Room 2
Categories:
  Book Group  

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