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Undoing the knots of racism

Theologian Maureen O’Connell has written a personal and historical examination of white Catholic anti-Blackness in the U.S. and a call for meaningful racial healing and justice within Catholicism. In Undoing The Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness (Beacon Press, … Continue reading

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Claudia Rankine @ BC

During a two-day residency at Boston College, award-winning poet Claudia Rankine, one of America’s premier thinkers on race and interiority, met with students and faculty and shared an intimate look at the experience of racism. She read from her book, … Continue reading

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Saslow on white nationalism

Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with The Washington Post, will give a lecture on his book, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. His presentation will be in webinar … Continue reading

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Kelly Brown Douglas on ‘Resurrection Hope’

The Lowell Humanities series presents the Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas for a webinar presentation on her new book Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter, followed by a moderated Q&A. The event, cosponsored by Theology Department and the … Continue reading

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White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege

Growing up white and middle class, Fr. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., was shielded from seeing persistent, pervasive racism, and never thought much about racial justice except for what he read in history books. In the spring and summer of 2020, … Continue reading

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Exploring anti-Asian hate

Historian Beth Lew-Williams will give a talk on her award-winning book The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America (Harvard University Press) on September 29 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in … Continue reading

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So You Want to Talk about Race

Ijeoma Oluo, author of bestseller So You Want to Talk about Race (Seal Press/Hachette Group, 2018), will give a presentation on her book on March 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the virtual Boston College Lowell Humanities series. Oluo’s … Continue reading

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Intellectual property and racial bias

In her new book, The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans (Stanford University Press, 2020), Associate Professor of Communication and African and African Diaspora Studies Anjali Vats describes how narratives of “good” and “bad” intellectual … Continue reading

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Nurturing critical consciousness in schools

In their new book, Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice (Harvard Education Press, 2020), authors Scott Seider, an associate professor in the BC Lynch School of Education and Human Development, … Continue reading

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The Case for Reparations

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will present “The Case for Reparations” at Boston College on Apr. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Murray Room of the Yawkey Center. Coates outlined his thesis in a 2014 cover story for The Atlantic. His piece reignited … Continue reading

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