Discussion groups are one-semester long gatherings to foster campus dialogue through viewing and discussing short, informative videos or books.
If you have an idea for a Discussion Group, or would like more information about work groups, contact CETL or stop by Old Library 1142.
Birth of a White Nation Book Group
Birth of a White Nation, by Jacqueline Battalora, is a fascinating new book on race in America that begins with an exploration of the moment in time when "white people," as a separate and distinct group of humanity, were invented through legislation and the enactment of laws.
The book provides a thorough examination of the underlying reasons as well as the ways in which "white people" were created. It also explains how the creation of this distinction divided laborers and ultimately served the interests of the elite. The book goes on to examine how foundational law and policy in the U.S were used to institutionalize the practice of "white people" holding positions of power. Finally, the book demonstrates how the social construction and legal enactment of "white people" has ultimately compromised the humanity of those so labeled.
Meetings: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m., September 26 - November 14
- September 26, in CETL, OL 1142
- October 3, Financial Aid conference room, OL 2131A
- October 10, CETL, OL 1142
- October 17, Financial Aid conference room, OL 2131A
- October 24, CETL, OL 1142
- October 31, CETL, OL 1142
- November 7, CETL, OL 1142
- November 14, CETL, OL 1142
Books will be provided. Please contact CETL to register.