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Tricia Rose at The Brattle Theatre presenting “Metaracism: How Systemic Racism Devastates Black Lives —And How We Break Free” In conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

March 18 @ 6:00 pm

 |  $12 – $35


March 18
6:00 pm
$12 – $35
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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Harvard Book Store
(617) 661-1515


Harvard Book Store welcomes TRICIA ROSE— Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University—for a discussion of her new book Metaracism: How Systemic Racism Devastates Black Lives—And How We Break Free. She will be joined in conversation by HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR—founding Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.


There are two ticket options for this event.

Book Included: Admission for one and a signed copy of Metaracism.

Admission Only: Admission for one.

About Metaracism

In recent years, condemnations of racism in America have echoed from the streets to corporate boardrooms. At the same time, politicians and commentators fiercely debate racism’s very existence. And so, our conversations about racial inequalities remain muddled.

In Metaracism, pioneering scholar Tricia Rose cuts through the noise with a bracing and invaluable new account of what systemic racism actually is, how it works, and how we can fight back. She reveals how—from housing to education to criminal justice—an array of policies and practices connect and interact to produce an even more devastating “metaracism” far worse than the sum of its parts. While these systemic connections can be difficult to see—and are often portrayed as “color-blind”—again and again they function to disproportionately contain, exploit, and punish Black people.

By helping us to comprehend systemic racism’s inner workings and destructive impacts, Metaracism shows us also how to break free—and how to create a more just America for us all.