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The Wheelhouse: It's Okay To Cry. Or To Chant.

Jun 3, 2020

The country is jolted by the death of George Floyd, and by nation-wide demonstrations against police brutality that sometimes turned violent.  How did we get to this point? What should be done to make law enforcement and society more just? 


David Collins -- Columnist for The Day in New London (@DavidCollinsct)

Bilal Sekou -- Associate Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Hartford (@bilalsekou)

Colin McEnroe -- Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe)

Some reading suggestions for people trying to understand all of this:

1. Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields

2. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

3. Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century by Barbara Ransby

4. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

5. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

6. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

7. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

8. Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler

9. Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter by Jordan T. Camp

10. The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

11. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

List courtesy of Professor Bilal Sekou.  

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