METARACISM by Professor Tricia Rose
Professor Rose has written the book METARACISM: How Systemic Racism Devastates Black Lives—and How We Break Free to help people see what systemic racism is and how it works so that we can break free from its divisive and dividing stranglehold on Black people and our society. Deploying data assembled over a decade of extensive research, this book debunks several prevailing views including the notion that racism is primarily driven by individual bias or explicitly racist laws or policies and the idea that today’s conditions are mainly the vestiges of systemic racism from decades and centuries past.
Professor Rose has secured a special pre-order discount for friends of Pollyanna -- orders placed before February 20 receive a 30% discount and reduced shipping fees through Porchlight books only.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by journalist Isabel Wilkerson is an award-winning non-fiction book about the reality of racial relations and politics in America. Ava DuVernay has taken the book and brilliantly written and directed the movie Origin. It seeks to connect the violent consequences of American slavery, the horrific crimes of the Holocaust, and India's degrading caste system. The narrative blends deep sorrow with a cyclical understanding of history. The movie is bold with a powerful narrative and extraordinary acting. It is a must-see.
The 2023-24 Pollyanna Workshop Series has been among the best professional development experiences EVER for me and my colleagues. The range of relevant topics, the esteemed speakers, and the recording option which means we NEVER miss a session has been worth the modest investment. These workshops allow us to enrich ourselves and by extension, enrich our school community.
Dr. Sherrish Holloman, Director of Diversity
Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, New York