The Root: What books are you reading right now?

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Is it an empowering or disheartening read
I was referring to Carter G. Woodson's book. The Miseducation of the.... It's a good book originally published in 1933. It has relevance today. I read it about 8 years ago.

He said "if our people got their conception of religion from slaveholders, libertines, and murderers, there may be something wrong about it, and it would not hurt to investigate it."

From my understanding of this he is not insulting said religion he's saying to pull back the sheets and determine for yourself what it is doing for you or to you, since it was gave to you.

In a way religion was taken from the largest continent, repackaged and possibly repurposed to fit their agenda (slave history proves this)........

That may be relevant to some and not so relevant to others.

-It is an inspiring read, at its least it gives detail on things that have failed in the past. That is value for the reason of not repeating those failed attempts.
 

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Jumped back into Curry's The Man-Not because I've seen a lot of recent discourse on Twitter about Black Male Studies and I've also seen a huge chunk of Curry's followers misapply his complex writings. I also realized I had another copy of The Cultural Matrix by. Orlando Patterson and wanted to refresh myself on Achille Mbembe's Necropolitics
 

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Jumped back into Curry's The Man-Not because I've seen a lot of recent discourse on Twitter about Black Male Studies and I've also seen a huge chunk of Curry's followers misapply his complex writings. I also realized I had another copy of The Cultural Matrix by. Orlando Patterson and wanted to refresh myself on Achille Mbembe's Necropolitics

Have you read Stacey Patton's Spare the Rod? They overlap when discussing domestic IPV, but her analysis of IPV violence acknowledges mass incarceration and predatory policing.

Italics: :salute: Still one of my faves.. Folks are really building on his work through material examples i.e black food studies.
 

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Starting The Invention of the White Race by, Theodore Allen again - just got a copy from Verso books that had it 40% off and I wanted the full volume:


Last time I read it in conjunction with Cedric Robinson's Black Marxism - and I know he references it several times throughout.
 
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