One of the foremost activist/scholars on race and gender today, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is here this evening, likely to discuss recent and forthcoming work. The author of the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, and more recently editor of the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (Haymarket), she will also have an important new book out this fall, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (University of North Carolina Press. It’s not due out until late October, but we shall try ...
"Race for Profit powerfully disrupts a standard story about racism--that it depends on discriminatory exclusion--and introduces readers to 'predatory inclusion,' an analytical gift for students of social history. Through impressive research and vivid storytelling, Taylor offers an unflinching examination of the mythology that has sustained the American dream, ultimately revealing that, for many African Americans, homeownership hasn’t resulted in the fulfillment of a dream but instead has been a nightmare--a horror story of racial capitalism."--Michelle Alexander.
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