Brooklyn Book Festival: Do Identity Politics Still Matter?

Baratunde Thurston, Wes Yang, Rebecca Walker

Sunday 23 September, 2012
12pm, $0

St. Francis McArdle
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY

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As America grows more diverse, “minorities” will soon be the majority and this shift in demographics affects our culture and the ways we think about it. Can—and should—we move beyond the idea of race in America? Baratunde Thurston, How to Be Black, Rebecca Walker, Black Cool, and Wesley Yang (author of the New York Magazine “Paper Tigers” and a forthcoming book on Asians in America) will interrogate the stereotypes we still have of each other, both positive and negative, and examine the ways we run from and cling to various aspects of identity, race, and heritage. Moderated by Amitava Kumar.
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