With faculty and instructors returning to teaching in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, we've put together a guide to our books on Black politics, history, and culture—ideal for facilitating probing and honest discussions with students during this unprecedented moment.
A discussion about abolishing the police and prison system with organizers from #8toAbolition.
“When the Welfare People Come” offers a sweeping look at the history and politics of the US child welfare system, exposing the racist system—from the “orphan trains” and Indian boarding schools to current practices in child protective investigations, foster care, and mandated services—arguing that it constitutes a mechanism of control exerted over poor and working-class parents and children.
A conversation with Bettina Love, Gholdy Muhammad, Dena Simmons and Brian Jones about abolitionist teaching and antiracist education.
In Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism, Peter Drucker shows how the successive 'same-sex formations' of the past century and a half have led both to the emergence of today's 'homonormativity' and 'homonationalism' and to ongoing queer resistance.