On Thursday, October 25th, we invite you to join Karen Fields, Barbara Fields, and Adolph Reed in a conversation about inequality, class, and false paradigms in American politics at the Brooklyn Museum.
In their incisive and daring new book Racecraft: The Soul of American Inequality
, a detailed transdisciplinary analysis of how racism has come to operate in America, sisters Karen Fields and Barbara Fields tackle the myth of the "post racial" era. Racecraft
's central metaphor is that race functions today similarly to the ways in which witchcraft once operated: formally, society agrees that race may be an illusion and that racism is bad, yet it continues to exert a spell-like influence over us, structuring nearly all of our every day experiences.
Drawing on years of scholarly research, the Fields approach their subject with ingenuity and wit, tracing a narrative analysis through America's history by way of their individual expertise in history and sociology.
Joining them at the Brooklyn Museum is political theorist Adolph Reed Jr.
, accomplished labor historian, frequent contributor to The Progressive
and The Nation
, and author of several books including Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene
and Stirrings in the Jug.