racism

Books

Intersectionality, by Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge

How we define ourselves and others is complex because we hold multiple identities simultaneously. Social contexts and the resulting power relations (racism, sexism, classism, etc.) “are intertwined and mutually constructing.” This book portrays intersectionality as not only an analytic tool used by scholars but also a performative concept—it accomplishes as well as describes.

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When mercy and justice meet

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

As we make laws and try to adjudicate justice, we often lose sight of the human faces affected.

Books

Neighborhoods real and imagined

Ideas about the ghetto matter. They always have.

Books

Balance the scales

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

We can no longer pretend that the scales of justice in America are fair and balanced.

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Charleston Syllabus, edited by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain

When Dylann Roof murdered the Charleston nine at a Bible study in June 2015, his intent was “to start a race war.” He didn’t succeed.