Monday, March 29, 2010

Marc Aronson's Race; A History beyond Black and White

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
 Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here's my three teasers:

From Race; A History beyond Black and White by Marc Aronson:
"And to many Black Americans, saying that racism is fading or that race is no longer important is either silly or blind.  Anyone can see, whether in images of blacks driven out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 or the troubling statistics of the persistent "achievement gap" in our schools, that the deep racial divisions in America remain real, and present.  Even as I write these words, racial thinking looms behind the latest headlines, whether they are debates over legal and illegal immigration or analyses of wars that seem to pit Muslims against Christians and Jews".  p. 4-5

I do not read very much nonfiction but this book has captured my attention and I would read more by this author.  I don't know if I will read the whole thing as it is 269 pages long but I'm going to keep going for now.  I love in the bio information I looked up it says that Dr. Aronson is a committed internationalist...wouldn't it be great if we all thought on those terms!

What's teasing you this week??


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds like a very important book.

Here's my post:

Clarissa said...

Hmm...sounds like something thought provoking. In Australia we have similar devisions with our indigenous population in terms of health and education :(

Here is my teaser

Heather said...

A thought-provoking excerpt! Thank you for visiting my post on The Botticelli Secret.

Beth said...

Interesting teaser. Here is my teaser for this week.

Beth F said...

Sounds like one everyone should read.

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting. Like you, I read very little nonfiction. I hope you find the book rewarding.

Book Soulmates said...

I don't think the world will ever be rid of racism! Like a nasty stain, it's penetrated the fabric of society and will always be there!

Here are our teasers =)


Christina T said...

I liked your teaser. Very true. On the evening news yesterday the reporters were discussing the rise of militias in the United States and the connection with immigration. It is unfortunately all too true that racism is very much alive in the U.S. even with the strides that have been made.

Alice Audrey said...

I'm not much into non-fiction either, but this quite is intriguing and thought provoking.

Michelle said...

This book saddens me.

My `teaser` is up