WORD Presents Crystal Fleming for HOW TO BE LESS STUPID ABOUT RACE in conversation with Touré

09/18/2018 - 7:30pm

Join us as we welcome Crystal Fleming as she discusses her newest book How to be Less Stupid About Race.  She will be in discussion with author and television host Touré



How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But in the midst of this reckoning, widespread denial and misunderstandings about race persist, even as white supremacy and racial injustice are more visible than ever before.

Searing, sobering, and urgently needed, How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a truth bomb and call to action for everyone who wants to challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression. If you like Issa Rae, Justin Simien, Angela Davis, and Morgan Jerkins, then this deeply relevant, bold, and incisive book is for you.



Crystal M. Fleming, PhD, is a writer and sociologist who researches racism in the United States and abroad. She earned degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University and is associate professor of sociology and Africana studies at Stony Brook University. Fleming writes about race, sexuality, and politics for publications including The RootBlack Agenda ReportVox, and Everyday Feminism, and she has tens of thousands of followers on social media. She is the author of Resurrecting Slavery: Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France.



Touré is an author, TV host, and podcaster. He’s the host of the podcast Touré Show. He was the co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC as well as a host at BET, MTV2, and Fuse. He’s the author of five books including "I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon." He’s currently at work on two books, one is the memoir of the legendary rapper Rakim and the other is a study of male infidelity. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and kids. 

How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807050774
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Beacon Press - September 18th, 2018

A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it

Please note there is a $5 entrance voucher for this event which can be purchased online or at the door. The voucher is good towards anything in store at WORD, including How To Be Less Stupid About Race. If you purchase the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase a voucher for admission.