“Americans—whether they believe they are not racist or whether they are stone-cold racists—still struggle to see the structures of racism.”
Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (JHU)
Johns Hopkins University’s Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship has partnered with Public Books to consider reading, learning, and writing as politics. The resulting project features conversations between graduate students and luminary scholars.
“They all wanted to imagine a different possibility of an integrated neighborhood, where folks worked together.”
“The question becomes, What can we do to make democracy more economically, socially, and politically just?”
“Liberation begins in the mind… Black folks have never been given the opportunity to define our own reality.”
“The longer history of hostility toward foreigners remains latent. It has not gone away.”
“We don't have a party. That doesn't mean we need one big organization. We may need a few big organizations. But we need organizations!”
“There is nothing supreme about being white.”
An educated public grew out of freedom, W. E. B. Du Bois claimed. And education was also freedom’s surest protector.