by Marc Aronson
Ginee Seo Books
Race: You know it at a glance: he’s black, she’s white. They’re Asian; we’re Latino. Racism: I’m better; she’s worse. Those people do those kinds of things.We all know it’s wrong to make these judgments, but they come faster than thought.
Where did those feelings come from?
Why are they so powerful?
Race: A History Beyond Black and White explores these questions and more, as it traces the history of race and race prejudice in the West back to ancient Sumer and beyond. Today we all say “race is only skin deep” and yet experience racial prejudice every day. Here is one book that helps us to understand why.