Week 2: Color Lines — Growing and Accepting Diversity
Thank you for joining us again for Week 2 of the Race and America’s Future Virtual Book Club. Your thoughtful and insightful comments last week were extraordinary! (Read all last week’s comments here)
This week’s discussion focuses on Chapter 2 of Uncommon Common Ground, entitled “Color Lines: Growing and Accepting Diversity.” (Read an excerpt here)
Here are some questions to help kick-start the discussion:
1. In the book, we argue the black-white paradigm is the fundamental and defining element in understanding race in America. Do you agree? How does it fit the experience of other people of color — and what does it miss?
2. Given the diversity within Latino and Asian Pacific communities, does it make sense to even use the broad “Latino” and “Asian” categories? What’s gained and what’s lost?
Thank you again for joining.