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Category: Review


Book Review: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

New Yorker writer Katy Waldman reviews sociologist Robin DiAngelo’s new book, White Fragility.  The defensive, often outraged reactions of white people to learning the unpleasant realities of racism, often in their own behavior, work “‘to reinstate white equilibrium as they…

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Yes! The Decolonize Issue

It is appropriate to close the evening which was devoted to delving into the meaning of white supremacy and its hold on American society with a link to this special issue of Yes! magazine.  “Through reporting, photography, commentary, and even…

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‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ explores the little-known terror campaign against black women

In her speech at the 2018 Golden Globes Award Ceremony, Oprah Winfrey referenced Recy Taylor.  In this review, Soraya Nadia McDonald relates Taylor’s story and that of other women, drawn from the book At the Dark End of the Street: Black…

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#IndigenousReads by Indigenous Writers: A Children’s Reading List

A brief list of books by indigenous writers for the youngest children presenting contemporary indigenous people without stereotypes.  To see the annotated list, click here.

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The Humanity of Black Lives: How YA Books Reflect the Black Lives Matter Movement.

In her review of young adult books for Booklist, published by the American Library Association, Zara Rix states “the variety and quantity of books by and about black lives is expanding, and this is good news, since they highlight the…

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