Laura

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Laura.

http://www.snazzybooks.com

Stranger
Laura is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Loading...
Mark Twain
“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
Mark Twain

“The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.”
scott woods

93888 NetGalley Readers — 3515 members — last activity 17 minutes ago
This is a group for those who participate in NetGalley.com to discuss the books that they have been reading from the website, share helpful hints, and ...more
168870 Booklover Catlady Publicity - VIP Reviewers Group — 187 members — last activity Jun 01, 2018 08:29PM
This group is for those reading and reviewing books via my publicity company - Booklover Catlady Publicity. All my valued reviewers are considered VIP ...more
119602 Dead Good Crime Book Group — 2771 members — last activity 10 hours, 4 min ago
Dead Good is the home for killer crime books, drama and film. We love reading crime and thriller novels and want to share that love with you!
88212 A Good Thriller — 10037 members — last activity 1 minute ago
Action packed gripping, exciting and tense thrillers, mysteries, that's what we like reading. So many great authors out there to read. Let's share our ...more
168867 Readers & Writers — 3619 members — last activity Jun 12, 2021 11:26AM
This is a place for Readers, Writers, Authors, Bloggers & Publishers to make connections, find new friends, ask for help and discover great new reads. ...more
More of Laura’s groups…
year in books
Elyse  ...
9,558 books | 5,001 friends

Roman C...
2,718 books | 346 friends

The Can...
1,438 books | 2,595 friends

Fiction...
3,202 books | 3,217 friends

Jamie R...
5,552 books | 1,850 friends

Meredith
5,446 books | 3,079 friends

Chelsea...
1,800 books | 5,001 friends

Kristy
3,380 books | 1,364 friends

More friends…



Polls voted on by Laura

Lists liked by Laura