White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
Dr. Carol Anderson was guest speaker at the 9th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture in November of 2015. The event featured Emory University historian Carol Anderson. The lecture topic, “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide,” was inspired by Anderson’s essay for the Washington Post titled “Ferguson Isn’t About Black Rage Against Cops. It’s White Rage Against Progress” – which immediately went viral — and is also the subject of a forthcoming book.
The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research hopes to engage the campus and community more deeply with Anderson’s work, and encourages you to read her Washington Post essay and share it with your students and colleagues. Anderson’s books Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960 and Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 are available for checkout from the Ekstrom Library.
As always, the Anne Braden Memorial Lecture is free and open to the public. Be sure to keep an eye on this site for information on the 2015 Research Meets Activism Breakfast, a lecture companion event taking place the following morning at the Yearlings Club.