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Tales from Du Bois
Tales from Du Bois (April 2022)
The Queer Intimacy of Cross-Caste Romance
Erika Renée Williams - Author

Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.

Tales from Du Bois brings together critical race theory, queer studies, philosophy, and genre theory to offer an illuminating new comprehensive study of W. E. B. Du Bois's fiction from 1903...(Read More)
 
 
Addiction Recovery and Resilience
Addiction Recovery and Resilience (February 2022)
Faith-based Health Services in an African American Community
Townsand Price-Spratlen - Author

Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.

We live in an era of substance misuse colliding with public health shortcomings. Consequences of mass incarceration and other racial disparities of the "drug war" are felt acutely in the neighborhoods and communities least equipped to deal with them. More tha...(Read More)
 
 
Black Women and Public Health
Black Women and Public Health (February 2022)
Strategies to Name, Locate, and Change Systems of Power
Stephanie Y. Evans - Editor
Sarita K. Davis - Editor
Leslie R. Hinkson - Editor
Deanna J. Wathington - Editor

Moves Black women's voices and experiences from the margins to the center of conversations about public health.

Black Women and Public Health creates an urgently needed interdisciplinary dialogue about issues of race, gender, and health. An enduring history of racism, sexism, and dehumanization of Black women's bodies has largely rendered the health needs of the Black commun...(Read More)
 
 
Racial Equity on College Campuses
Racial Equity on College Campuses (February 2022)
Connecting Research and Practice
Royel M. Johnson - Editor
Uju Anya - Editor
Liliana M. Garces - Editor

Offers insight into race-based disparities in higher education and practical tools for advancing racial equity on college and university campuses.

The current socio-political moment—rife with racial tensions and overt bigotry—has exacerbated longstanding racial inequities in higher education. While educational scholars have developed conceptual tools and offered data-informed recom...(Read More)
 
 
Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow?
Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow? (January 2022)
The Twenty-First Century's Restrictive New Voting Laws and Their Impact
Michael A. Smith - Editor

Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.

Since 2003, several US states have passed new laws that complicate the process of voter registration and voting. Framed as controls on voter fraud, the laws have spawned controversy in both the courts and public opinion, the latter fallin...(Read More)
 
 
Racism and Resistance
Racism and Resistance (December 2021)
Essays on Derrick Bell's Racial Realism
Timothy Joseph Golden - Editor

Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.

African American legal theorist Derrick Bell argued that American anti-Black racism is permanent but that we are nevertheless morally obligated to resist it. Bell—an extraordinary legal scholar, activist, and public intellectual whose academic and political work included his employment as a young...(Read More)
 
 
Stakes Is High
Stakes Is High (December 2021)
Trials, Lessons, and Triumphs in Young Black Men's Educational Journeys
Derrick R. Brooms - Author

A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.

Through detailed accounting of a select group of Black young men’s experiences, with interviews that span over seven years, Derrick R. Brooms provides accounts of these young men’s pathways from secondary school through college and the trials, lessons, and triumphs they experienc...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly
Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly (December 2021)
The Legacies of Lorraine Code
Nancy Arden McHugh - Editor
Andrea Doucet - Editor

Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.

Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly brings together a transdisciplinary cohort of feminist, critical race, Indigenous, and decolonial scholars who build upon and seek to widen and deepen the legacy and potential of feminist philosopher Lorraine Code's work. Si...(Read More)
 
 
Black Campus Life
Black Campus Life (November 2021)
The Worlds Black Students Make at a Historically White Institution
Antar A. Tichavakunda - Author

Ethnography of Black engineering majors navigating campus life at a historically White university.

An in-depth ethnography of Black engineering students at a historically White institution, Black Campus Life examines the intersection of two crises, up close: the limited number of college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and the state of ...(Read More)
 
 
Sisterlocking Discoarse
Sisterlocking Discoarse (November 2021)
Race, Gender, and the Twenty-First-Century Academy
Valerie Lee - Author

Follows a Black woman's forty-year career in academia, sharing how race and gender can disrupt and enhance the professional and the personal, from leadership and policies to family life.

In Sisterlocking Discoarse, hair is a medium for reflecting on how academic leadership looks, performs, and changes when embodied by a Black woman. In these ten essays, Valerie Lee traverses...(Read More)
 
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