New Book Talks: Metaracism, Tricia Rose

CSREA - Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, Friedman Auditorium

CSREA’s New Book Talks highlight new and notable works studying race, ethnicity, and indigeneity. They facilitate thought-provoking and critical engagement with emerging scholarship.


Metaracism: How Systemic Racism Devastates Black Lives—and How We Break Free

Tricia Rose

Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

In Metaracism, pioneering scholar Tricia Rose cuts through the noise with a bracing and invaluable new account of what systemic racism actually is, how it works, and how we can fight back. She reveals how—from housing to education to criminal justice—an array of policies and practices connect and interact to produce an even more devastating “metaracism” far worse than the sum of its parts.

About the Author

Tricia Rose studies African American life, culture, and the impact of inequality, in the post-civil rights era. Rose’s work is especially interested in the ways that contemporary forms of systemic racism are blurred and hidden in our everyday storytelling about racism as well as the important role African-American expressive culture plays in creating spaces of recognition, resilience, and resistance. She is the author of four books and one edited collection on subjects ranging from her most recent work on systemic racism to her earlier award-winning work on hip hop, black women’s sexuality, and black popular culture.

After the talk, please join us for a casual reception and signed book sales in the Metcalf Lounge.
The Brown Bookstore will offer a time-limited 15% discount on Metaracism purchases, March 11 - March 14 only.

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