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Welcome to the Mayor's Book Club!
What We're Reading
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, an "illuminating" (New York Times Book Review) history of white male identity. What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments? Through the last 150 years of American history -- from the post-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics -- Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism. As provocative as it is essential, this book will upend everything you thought you knew about American identity and offers a bold new vision of American greatness.
Meeting: November 10
Noon at Persnickety Books
7 pm over Zoom
About the Club
Join Mayor Ian Baltutis and fellow community members for a monthly book club.
Meet new people, get inspired and discuss ways to turn ideas into action. Haven't read the book? That's okay! Join us to discuss the book's central ideas and how they relate to life in Burlington and Alamance County.
Our book club meets the first Wednesday of each month in-person at noon and at 7 pm virtually.
To learn this month's book and meeting location:
Click here for a list of all our past reads. Have any suggestions about what we should read next? Let us know!
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