Tuesdays, March 6-20
La Madeleine, 5493 Brodie Lane
Join us as we read and discuss White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, Ph.D. As events in Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as ‘black rage,’ historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, ‘white rage’ at work. With so much attention on the flames,’ she wrote, ‘everyone had ignored the kindling.’
By carefully linking historical flash points when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.
We have a Facebook group for online discussion as well as meeting in person. All are welcome to join us online and/or in person at La Madeleine. Contact Pastor Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215) for additional information.
• March 6: Prologue – Chapter 2
• March 13: Chapters 3 – 4
• March 20: Chapter 5 – Epilogue