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Getting Smart about Race: An American Conversation

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Racial tension in America has become a recurring topic of conversation in politics, the media, and everyday life. There are numerous explanations as to why this has become a predominant subject in today's news and who is to blame. As Americans prepare once again to cast their Presidential ballots, it's more important than ever to have a smart and thoughtful conversation ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Elizabeth  Higginbotham
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Getting Smart about Race by Margaret L. Andersen is a solid book that distills much of the recent scholarship into an introduction to a huge and complex topic. How we talk about race has changed in the last 50 years, so that readers need to know the language and the concepts. Thinking about race as a social construction can be hard if you learned to think about it as a biological fact.

Andersen does a great job at talking with the reader, broaching complex topics that get beyond individual
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