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Special Book Offer for Library Members

Dorothy Roberts is an acclaimed scholar of race, gender, and the law. We are offering two of her books at a special discounted price for Library members, as our thank you gift to you. To get the discounted price, please enter the promo code "member" at check out.

Please make your selections below and we will ship the books to you within the next 2-3 weeks. If you have any questions, please email us at archives@socallib.org

 

Killing the Black Body

The image of the "Welfare Queen" continues to dominate white America's 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. Special price for Library members: $15.

Killing the Black Body
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Fatal Invention

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. Special price for Library members: $17.

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