Tuesday, October 18th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Patrick Phillips. A past fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, Phillips teaches at Drew University in New York. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other outlets. We’ll discuss his first work of nonfiction, Blood At The Root: A Racial Cleansing In America, which was published in September of this year. Phillips explores the 1912 purge of black residents from Forsyth County, Georgia. After allegations that black males had assaulted two different White Women, lynchings, beatings and unadulterated White terrorism roamed the Georgia foothills. Black property was stollen and evidence of this orchestrated act of plunder was deliberately buried. We’ll inquire as to why Phillips chose to write about this incident and what these racial cleansings reveal about people classified as White.
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