Hello everyone, I'm just checking in here. I'm currently reading Omi/Winant right now for our August discussion, and will move on to Roediger for September's discussion. I will not be participating in the July book talk though.
Are we still on board to read together? Current Mood: blah
First article poster?
Well anyway. Hi everybody. : )Fenty Criticized For Cabinet Racial Makeup
Several things can lead to a white majority in groups. What do you
make of Fenty's cabinet? Did he do that intentionally?
Here are the top votes for book suggestions and proposed months.
July: Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting by Vijay Prashad
August: Racial Formation (Michael Omi and Howard Winant, Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1980s (NY: Routledge, 1986/1989)
September:The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class by David R. Roediger
How do these sound for everyone? All were under 10 dollars on Amazon.
For June, I would suggest that everyone find an article posted online, post the link, and a thought provoking question, and we can get the debates started :-)
Welcome to the Book Club!
Once we get a few members, we can start debating books to read and debating the books themselves.
The format will be that the group will pick/vote/decide on a book about racism to read. Members can then post discussion questions regarding the book, contemporary racism issues on which the book illuminates, etc.
Mainly, trying to debate and discuss racism with people that do not have the same level of race awareness can be a losing proposition, this community places everyone on an equal playing field.
So, post here for book suggestions!