[Hac-announce] September 2020 Book Discussion: "White Rage" by Carol Anderson

kvngough at aol.com kvngough at aol.com
Thu Aug 27 15:15:53 EDT 2020

Our book for September is White Rage: The Untold Truth ofour Racial Divide by historian Carol Anderson. The discussion will take place Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm.
Note: The discussion is currently posted as an online (Zoom) event (see below). If the weather is suitable, it may be changed to an outdoor in-person discussion at Town Center Park in Hamden.

I am pleased to announce that my friend Ken McClary will moderate the discussion. Ken is a graduate of South Carolina State University (SCSU),where he was President of the Political Science Association and an activestudent body organizer. Upon graduating, he worked briefly for Obama forAmerica New Hampshire and subsequently numerous political causes and candidatesin his adopted state of Connecticut.He recently completed his Master of Arts in Public Policy from Trinity College and served on the BloomfieldTown Council from 2017-2019. Ken believes that all citizens can and WILLbe successful if they have the motivated desire to do well and are given variedacademic and social resources that eliminate all excuses for failure.

>From Amazon:
>From the Civil War to ourcombustible present, White Ragereframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerfulforces opposed to black progress in America…

 As Ferguson, Missouri,erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrumreferred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage,” historianCarol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in The Washington Post suggesting thatthis was, instead, "white rage at work. With so much attention on theflames," she argued, "everyone had ignored the kindling."

 Carefullylinking…historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans wascountered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls backthe veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protectingdemocracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, renderingvisible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in theunimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add animportant new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.*

 "White Rage is a riveting anddisturbing history that begins with Reconstruction and lays bare the efforts ofwhites in the South and North alike to prevent emancipated black people fromachieving economic independence, civil and political rights, personal safety,and economic opportunity." – The Nation

If the book discussion is a virtual event using the Zoom platform:

1) If you have signed up for the discussion on Meetup, you have access to the Zoom link for the meeting.

2) If you are not a 'regular' attendee and have not signed up for the discussion on Meetup but plan on attending, please send us an e-mail (kvngough at aol.com) and we will send you an invitation to the meeting.
Here is a link to a short video that discusses how to join a Zoom meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-?zcid=1588
Hope you and your family are safe and well,

Kevin (& Paula)
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