A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our "national conversation about race"--and how to think differently.
How to Be Less Stupid About Race addresses the half-truths and misconceptions that have corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, in pop culture, in media, and in politics. Centuries after this nation was founded on genocide and slavery, some Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But as the United States increasingly confronts renewed acts of bigotry and white supremacy, we are faced with a barrage of messy, hard-to-explain contradictions. Combining a no-holds-barred social critique, amusing personal anecdotes, and the latest research on racial prejudice and race theory, Fleming provides a unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our "national conversation about race." If you like Issa Rae, Phoebe Robinson, Tim Wise, Carol Anderson, and Luvvie Ajayi, then this deeply relevant, incisive, and humorous book is for you.