How to Be Less Stupid About Race: Crystal M. Fleming with Charles W. Mills

Wed. May 8, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT
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A trenchant critique and a call to action against racial oppression.

It's been a few hundred years since the United States was founded, but many Americans continue to grapple with the legacy of slavery and its lasting effect today. At the same time, misunderstanding and outright denial about the country's history continues to exist. How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a guide to breaking through the half-truths and misconceptions that have affected the way race is presented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Crystal M. Fleming, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies Associate Faculty at Stony Brook University, combines social critique, personal anecdotes, and the latest scholarship on systemic racism for an accessible and irreverent take on everything that’s wrong with our national conversation about race, while also providing a road map for social change. 

Dr. Fleming will be joined in conversation by Charles W. Mills, a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism.  


Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form thirty minutes before the program.

The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018