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Black Lives Matter: Critical perspectives on Blackness, State Sanctioned Violence, Activism and Resistance

Scholarly and popular texts related to social constructions of blackness, policing, and incarceration, and social movements preceding and including Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Matter: Critical perspectives on Blackness, State Violence, Activism and Resistance




By The All-Nite Images from NY, NY, USA (NYC Rise Up and #ShutItDown for Baltimore) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

White Rage

Carol Anderson

The History of White People

Nell Irvin Painter

Racism Without Racists

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates 

The Warmth of Other Suns

 Isabel Wilkerson

Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion- Sept. 22, 2016


The Middle Georgia State University Library and the Department of Media, Culture and the Arts hosted a panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement on September 22, 2016.  

Panelists included:

  • Dr. Adria Goldman, assistant professor of Communication, Gordon State College
  • Dr. Andrew Manis, History professor, Middle Georgia State University
  • Aaron Lewis, Middle Georgia State University student leader
  • Jeffrey Tarver, lecturer, Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Middle Georgia State University
  • Gwen Westbrook,  Macon-Bibb NAACP President 

Moderator is Dr. Andre Nicholson, Assistant Professor of Communication, Middle Georgia State University.

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