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Blackballed: The Black & White Politics of Race on America's Campuses

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Date:
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Bob Baldock
Email:
Phone:
510.848.5006
Address:
kpfa Radio, 1929 M.L.King Jr Way, Berkeley
Location Details:
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

Writer Lawrence Ross will discuss this the starkly understated issue of racism on our campuses. He'll be hosted by Davey D. KPFA event supported by Marcus Books. More info: kpfa.org/events.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Jan 16, 2016 12:19PM
§Lawrence Ross: Blackballed: The Politics of Race on America's Campuses
by Nancy Tubbs, nancy_tubbs@fullcalendar.com
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Blackballed is an explosive, controversial, timely book that exposes one of America's hidden secrets: our colleges have become hostile to African American students. The white fraternity and sorority system is described, with its deep traditions of racist parties, songs, and assaults on black students. The universities themselves are exposed for naming campus buildings after racists. Blackballed takes a deep dive into anti-affirmative action policies and how they effectively segregate predominately white universities, providing ample room for white privilege. A bold mix of history and the current climate, Blackballed is a call to action for universities to make radical changes in their policies to foster equality for all students.

After attending both U.C. Berkeley and U.C.L.A., Ross began his writing career in the mid 1990s as managing editor of Rap Sheet, the west coast's first hip hop magazine. His The Divine Nine, the first book about the nine African American fraternities and sororities, became a Los Angeles Times and Essence magazine bestseller. As a result, Ross lectured at over 500 colleges and universities, speaking on issues of fraternalism, student development, and fraternity and sorority hazing. He's been interviewed by The Root, The Grio, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as well as the BBC, MSNBC, and CNN.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1FM

Hosted by Davey D, the Host of Hard Knock Radio (airing on KPFA 94.1FM weekdays at 4pm).
He is also Adjunct Professor in the Afrostudies Dept. at S.F.State University

Advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 sites), Books Inc/Berkeley, Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's S.F.- Modern Times. $15 door, KPFA benefit info: kpfa.org/events

$12 advance, $15 door.
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