On Wednesday, September 24, 2016, at 1:00 pm, in the Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building, room 166/266, the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute and the Department of History and Philosophy will host an Authors Book Talk featuring Ibram X. Kendi and his book, Stamped From the Beginning.
Young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts. The unemployment rate for African Americans has been double that of whites for more than half a century. Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, that if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.