We are expanding the scope of the Race Forum to include periodic Saturday sessions (not every month) to focus on book reviews and other special topics. We are growing a lot and there are so many things happening in our society that need to be discussed and investigated.
The first special session will be:
Saturday, January 20, 2018
At Park Hill United Methodist Church
Dr. Bob Atwell will lead us in a review and discussion of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi. In this provocative book Kendi, a professor of history and international relations at American University, Washington DC, argues that discriminatory actions come first. Then racist ideas are developed to justify them. Kendi says that his “definition of a racist idea is a simple one: it is any concept that regards one racial group as inferior or superior to another racial group in any way.” He explores the history of racist ideas through three distinct approaches: segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists.
I have asked the Tattered Cover to make sure plenty of copies of this book are available at the Colfax store. You will find paperback copies for $19.99 in the new non-fiction section.