Hey y’all, hey!
Good news! My new book HOW TO BE LESS STUPID ABOUT RACE: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide will be published by Beacon Press on September 18th! You can pre-order it now via Beacon, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound and it will be available wherever books are sold this fall!
You can learn more about the work and see some of the advanced praise here.
I’m immensely proud to share that the editorial team for the book was comprised entirely of women of color — and I had the amazing opportunity of working with Gayatri Patnaik, the brilliant editorial director at Beacon Press.
Deep gratitude to the many friends and colleagues who have been supportive as I embarked on publishing my first trade book and engaging in rigorous public sociology. This has been an exciting, whirlwind of an experience and I could not have done it without the encouragement of my community.
Beacon is my dream press for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which is their spiritually informed mission and long history of publishing amazing writers and change agents like Thich Nhat Hanh, James Baldwin, bell hooks, Cornel West and many, many others. Their vision statement says it all:
The mission of Beacon Press is to affirm and promote these principles: the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity and compassion in human relations; acceptance of one another; a free and responsible search for truth and meaning; the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in society; the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; respect for the interdependent web of all existence; and the importance of literature and the arts in democratic life.
My kickass agent, Michael Bourret, found the perfect home for this book! So… pre-order your copy today and let me know what you think when it comes out in September!