Week 1: Are We Post Racial Yet?
Thank you for taking part in the Race and America’s Future Virtual Book Club. We hope this will be an open, honest, constructive conversation on the challenges and opportunities facing our changing nation.
The book club will be based around the structure of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future, a new book I had the pleasure of writing with Stewart Kwoh and Manuel Pastor. We hope the book will serve as a foundation on which to build a meaningful conversation. (See the full six-week schedule here)
More than anything, though, we want this conversation to be about you — your ideas, your vision, your hope for the future. So, please, watch my short video and read the starter questions.
Then, take to the comments section below, TALK to each other, listen to each other’s stories, learn from each other’s experiences.
Today’s starter questions:
Are we post-racial yet? Is “post-racial” even something America should strive for?
In the past year, has America gotten closer to the ideal of racial justice and full inclusion? Or have we slipped further away?
In your work and your day-to-day life, how do you talk about race and racial equity in ways that move both the conversation and policy forward? What are the main challenges you face in this arena?
Please be probing and honest. Enjoy yourself…and I hope we’ll see you back here next week.
–Angela Glover Blackwell
Founder and CEO, PolicyLink