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Welcome to "One College, One Book"
Each year, Rasmussen University students, faculty, and staff who are online and at all campuses and offices have an opportunity to unite by reading the same book! The One College, One Book program encourages lively discussion on a variety of topics, promotes recreational reading, and raises diversity awareness. This year's theme is "Educating to Erase Racism."
Meet the Author
Currently, Coates serves as a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he has published groundbreaking articles on race and racism including “The Case for Reparations.” His writings have also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly. Coates received a “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2015. Between the World and Me was awarded the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me.
Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me by
Call Number: Available via 3M Cloud Library
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
This Year's Book
We invite you to join us this quarter in exploring:
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This event starts now! We encourage you to download the eBook or eAudiobook from our library via the Cloud Library. Instructions for logging in and downloading eBooks from this database are available here: https://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/32836
Look on the One College One Book bookshelf in the Featured Area.
Articles and Court Opinions
Massie, V.M.(2016, June 20). You need to read Sonia Sotomayor’s devastating, Ta-Nehisi Coates-citing Supreme Court dissent.Retrieved from: https://www.vox.com/2016/6/20/11976560/sonia-sotomayor-dissent-supreme-court
Utah v. Strieff, No. No. 14–1373. (June 20, 2016). Retrieved from https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-1373_83i7.pdf
Check out these books in our eBook Collections!
Debating Cultural Hybridity by
Publication Date: 2015-01-08
In this era where nearly everyone at least pays lip service to the importance of multiculturalism, why is it still so difficult to negotiate differences across cultures? Why does racism still persist--and how does it strike at the foundations of multiculturalism? Bringing together some of the world's most influential postcolonial theorists, Debating Cultural Hybridity examines the place and meaning of cultural hybridity in our ever-more-connected, yet crisis-ridden and xenophobic world. Taking as its starting point the fact that personal identities are themselves multicultural, the contributors illuminate the complexity and flexibility of culture and identity, defining their potential openness as well as their closures, to show why anti-racism and multiculturalism remain so difficult to fight for, even today.
Good White People by
Publication Date: 2014-06-01
Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism.