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Summer 2013

Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity (2nd Edition)

This book describes and analyzes six categories of social identity that currently matters in the United States (Gender, Race, Social Class, Ability, Sexuality and Age).  Dr. Brenda J. Allen explain in her book, how and why differences within and between those categories matter. 


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Spring 2013

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

In the book, The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.”  This is a must-read for all people of conscience.

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Spring 2012

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

This book documents the history of HeLa cells and the person/family from which they came, Henrietta Lacks. It is very powerful because it can be considered from so many perspectives including science, ethics and sociology.

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