Racism in America: A Reader

With a Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed

Jacket: Racism in America: A Reader, with a Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed, from Harvard University Press

Racism in America: A Reader is an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators. This anthology is for all curious readers, teachers, and students who wish to discover for themselves the complex and rewarding intellectual work that has sustained our national conversation on race and will continue to guide us in future years. The book can be downloaded for free here and on most eBook platforms.

For further reading, view our extensive collection of books on racism.

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene