NEW SUNS BOOK CLUB: RACIAL INNOCENCE Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality

Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

New Suns Book Club

Books are powerful tools to help us dismantle, reimagine, and recreate the world that is possible and necessary, one not defined by white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism, but defined by our connection to each other and the place we inhabit.

That is the intention of this book club, to be a piece of that collective effort through featuring and discussing imaginative fiction to create our wildest dreams, as well as nonfiction that unpacks the issues which our communities must address to move towards a liberated world. 

We switch between fiction and non-fiction. We read one book each month and meet at noon at Palabras on the last Saturday of each month to discuss it. SIGN UP FOR THE BOOK CLUB HERE

THIS MONTH THE AUTHOR, TONYA HERNANDEZ WILL BE JOINING US FOR THE SECOND HALF OF OUR DISCUSSION! (Hence why we are starting a little later than usual.)

This month's book is a non-fiction title: Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality by Tanya Katerí Hernández 

The first comprehensive book about anti-Black bias in the Latino community that unpacks the misconception that Latinos are “exempt” from racism due to their ethnicity and multicultural background

Racial Innocence will challenge what you thought about racism and bias and demonstrate that it’s possible for a historically marginalized group to experience discrimination and also be discriminatory. Racism is deeply complex, and law professor and comparative race relations expert Tanya Katerí Hernández exposes “the Latino racial innocence cloak” that often veils Latino complicity in racism. As Latinos are the second-largest ethnic group in the US, this revelation is critical to dismantling systemic racism. Basing her work on interviews, discrimination case files, and civil rights law, Hernández reveals Latino anti-Black bias in the workplace, the housing market, schools, places of recreation, the criminal justice system, and Latino families.

By focusing on racism perpetrated by communities outside those of White non-Latino people, Racial Innocence brings to light the many Afro-Latino and African American victims of anti-Blackness at the hands of other people of color. Through exploring the interwoven fabric of discrimination and examining the cause of these issues, we can begin to move toward a more egalitarian society.

Event address: 
906 W Roosevelt st.
Unit 2
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Books: 
Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality By Tanya Katerí Hernández Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780807012741
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Published: Beacon Press - August 8th, 2023