WRONG IS NOT MY NAME
Join the discussion
about racism, resistance, and reproductive justice.
RSVP to meet Dorothy Roberts while she's in L.A. Dorothy is a scholar of race, gender, and the law, with a focus on how they impact the lives of Black women and children.
Monday, February 1st @12 noon
6120 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
Library Lunch and Book Specials for Attendees
We are offering two lunch options at discount prices from Azla Vegan Ethiopian Restaurant. Buy a delicious lunch, and support a local business that supports our histories! You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.
*All lunch orders are $8.00 and must be received by Saturday, January 31, by 5pm.
SPECIAL DEAL for event attendees: If you order lunch and both books, please enter the promo code rj-discount at checkout to get $2 off.
Killing the Black Body
The image of the "Welfare Queen" continues to dominate white Americas perceptions of black women and to shape our government's policies concerning black women's reproductive decisions. In Killing the Black Body, Dorothy Roberts explodes the myths about black sexuality that underlie widespread racist perceptions and policies, such as the proposed legislation to deny benefits to children born to welfare mothers. She exposes America's systematic abuse of black women's bodies, from the time of slavery through the 1970s, when government programs coerced thousands of poor black women into being sterilized. Powerfully written, authoritative, and timely, Killing the the Black Body will be read and debated for years to come.
This groundbreaking book by the acclaimed Dorothy Roberts examines how the myth of biological concept of race--revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databases--continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposely "post-racial" era. Named one of the ten best black nonfiction books 2011 by AFRO.com, Fatal Invention offers a timely and "provocative analysis" (Nature) of race, science, and politics by one of the nation's leading legal scholars and social critics.