Inspired by discussion on the Anti-Racism Resource List we have started a group to read books from that list and discuss them here.
Feedback is encouraged and welcome. What's laid out in this initial post is meant as a guideline and starting point. We'll figure out together what works best for participants.
What's currently going on?
GWJ Antiracism Book Discussion - Book 3 So You Want to Talk About Race
What types of books do we read?
1. We'll start with the list in the Anti-Racism Resource List
2. We'll accept candidate suggestions from any participants and consider those, as well.
How do we decide on books to read?
I'll maintain a list of candidates. Anyone may nominate a candidate. Nominations must be seconded to be added to the candidate list.
Each round, we'll vote on the list of candidates. Everyone can vote for one book each month. The book with most votes will be the book the group reads next. This system is subject to change depending on feedback.
How long do we have to read each book?
Roughly one month per book, but discussion can continue indefinitely. We'll be starting off a new book every month. Ultimately, we're all reading at our pace, of course, but aiming to read together. Please respond if you prefer a different window of time per book.
What are the guidelines on conversation spoilers?
Please be considerate of your fellow readers and use the spoiler tags, where applicable. When in doubt, you're better off using the spoiler tags. No one is going to complain about having to tap or click open spoiler tags.
Can anyone join? How do I join?
All are most welcome! There's no sign-up sheet, no formal list of members, just hop in the main thread here, or any one of the book threads! I'll keep track of the book threads in the original post here, just below.
1. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
2. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
3. GWJ Antiracism Book Discussion - Book 3 So You Want to Talk About Race
Thanks to Eleima's Adventure Game Club main thread, from which I borrowed heavily in creating this one.