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Author Fleming, Crystal Marie, 1981- author.

Title How to be less stupid about race : on racism, White supremacy, and the racial divide / Crystal M. Fleming.

Publication Info. Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2018]

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Description 230 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "How 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 that's 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: The origins of racial stupidity -- The idiot's guide to critical race theory -- Listen to Black women -- On racial stupidity in the Obama era -- Trump country -- Fake racial news -- Interracial love 101 -- Becoming racially literate.
Subject United States -- Race relations.
Race awareness -- United States.
Racism -- United States.
Race awareness.
Race relations.
United States.
Other Form: Online version: Fleming, Crystal Marie, 1981- author. How to be less stupid about race Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2018] 9780807050781 (DLC) 2018028000
ISBN 9780807050774 hardcover alkaline paper
0807050776 hardcover alkaline paper