Friday, April 05, 2024

4/11: The Right Kind of White

 From Pearl Street Books

Pearl St. Books is excited to share that Garrett Bucks will be in store on Thursday, April 11th from 6:30-7:30pm, speaking about his new book - The Right Kind of White.

Below please find more information about the book:

As the product of progressive parents and a liberal upbringing, Garrett Bucks prided himself on the pursuit of being a “good white person.”

The kind of white person who treats their privilege as a responsibility and not a burden; the kind of white person who people of color see as the peak example of racial allyship; the kind of white person who other white people might model their own aspirations of being “better” after.

But it’s Buck's obsession with “goodness” that prevents him from building meaningful relationships, particularly those who look like him. The Right Kind of White charts Garrett’s intellectual and emotional odyssey in his pursuit of this ideal whiteness, the price of its admission, and the work he’s doing to bridge the divide from those he once sought distance from.

Garrett Bucks is the founder of The Barnraisers Project, which has trained nearly one thousand participants to organize majority-white communities for racial and social justice. He is also the author of the popular newsletter The White Pages. Originally from Montana, he lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife and two children. The Right Kind of White is his first book.

We hope that you can attend. We also hope that you will help us spread the word and encourage Waking up White members to attend.

Listed below is a link to the Facebook event and attached you will find a poster for your use.

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Thanks in advance, as always!

323 Pearl Street
La Crosse, WI 54601


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