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Old 06-24-2017, 08:12 PM
Richard Parker is offline
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If you're someone reading this thread and not entirely sure about the notion of white privilege, or about whether racism is a big problem in 2017 America (and that you might be complicit in that problem), I recommend reading some books. Here's my current set of recommendations:
  • The Color of Law (the history and origins of residential segregation)
  • Just Mercy (Bryan Stevensonís memoir of his work on the death penalty and juvenile life without parole)
  • Racecraft (a collection of essays about race, racism, and the ways in which racism produces ideas about race)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns (history of the great migration of African-Americans fleeing terrorism in the South)
  • Ghettoside (reporterís account of homicide policing in LA and description of the problem of simultaneous overpricing and underpolicing of black communities)
  • Colony in a Nation (A look at racial justice in 2017 from the perspective of white privilege)
  • Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coatesís memoir and contemplation about race in America)