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Virtual book discussion of "American Whitelash" by Wesley Lowery

Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4)

The Dock C. Bracy Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.

Reading for Understanding: Free Monthly Virtual Book Discussions to Promote Reading, Ongoing Learning and Critical Conversations

Facilitated by Randee & Anita

Bookstore: Mahogany Books, Washington, D.C.,

Engage in a thought-provoking exploration of contemporary America with our virtual book discussion featuring Wesley Lowery's incisive work, "American Whitelash: A Changing Nation and the Cost of Progress."

About the Book

"American Whitelash" delves into the complexities of a changing nation and the societal shifts that fuel resistance to progress. Wesley Lowery navigates through the challenges and tensions that arise in the wake of transformative moments, shedding light on the underlying factors contributing to resistance. Join us as we dissect the narratives of change and the reactions that shape the American landscape.

Discussion Highlights

  • Analyzing the impact of societal changes on different communities

  • Exploring the concept of whitelash and its manifestations

  • Discussing the costs and benefits of progress in a diverse nation

  • Reflecting on the role of media and journalism in shaping public opinion

Virtual Platform

Connect with fellow readers and critical thinkers on our interactive virtual platform designed for engaging and inclusive discussions. Registered participants will receive a link to the virtual event in advance.


Randee and Anita will guide the conversation, fostering an environment where participants can share their perspectives, ask questions, and delve into the nuanced themes presented in "American Whitelash."


To participate in this insightful book discussion, please register at Registration is free and by donation, and all are welcome to join this enriching conversation.

Support black-owned bookstores

Where and how you choose to spend money has power. Shop Mahogany Books, Washington, D.C., or visit African American Literature Book Club, to find a black-owned bookstore in your area.


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