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Crystal Fleming’s Book on Racism Earns Starred Kirkus Review

Crystal M. Fleming


Crystal M. Fleming
Crystal M. Fleming

How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide, the latest book by Stony Brook University Associate Professor Crystal M. Fleming, has earned a starred Kirkus review, awarded to books of exceptional merit. The book will be released in September 2018 from Beacon Press and is available now for pre-order.

Recipients of a Kirkus star are automatically eligible for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 award given to the winning books published and starred in the given year.

According to Kirkus, “Fleming offers a crash course in what will be a radically new perspective for most and a provocative challenge that should inspire those who disagree with her to at least consider their basic preconceptions.”

Fleming is a professor of sociology and Africana studies and is a faculty advisor for Stony Brook’s Black Graduate Students Organization. She is the author of Resurrecting Slavery: Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France, is on the Editorial Board of Contemporary Sociology, and is an American Sociological Association Best Dissertation Award Committee member.

Read the Kirkus review

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