How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal Marie FlemingHow to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But in the midst of this reckoning, widespread denial and misunderstandings about race persist, even as white supremacy and racial injustice are more visible than ever before.
Combining no-holds-barred social critique, humorous personal anecdotes, and analysis of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on systemic racism, sociologist Crystal M. Fleming provides a fresh, accessible, and irreverent take on everything thats wrong with our national conversation about race. Drawing upon critical race theory, as well as her own experiences as a queer black millennial college professor and researcher, Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance--and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change.
Searing, sobering, and urgently needed, How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a truth bomb and call to action for everyone who wants to challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression. If you like Issa Rae, Justin Simien, Angela Davis, and Morgan Jerkins, then this deeply relevant, bold, and incisive book is for you.
How To Be Less Stupid About Race
How to Be Less Stupid About Race
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Your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. How could the same nation that twice voted for an erudite black president then elect an overt racist who can rarely string together coherent sentences? What explains the fact that Democrats who ignored mass deportations under Obama suddenly care now that a Republican is in charge?
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Author: Crystal Marie Fleming. Narrator: Melanie Taylor. Unabridged: 7 hr 44 min. Format: Digital Audiobook. Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio. A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our "national conversation about race"--and how to think differently.