Whitopias Rising: Race and Rage in America
Tuesday, September 21st, 7pm, Rose Hills Theater
Why are Americans so angry? Some citizens have become violent, spitting on their congressmen and even crashing a plane into an IRS building. One state has passed a possibly unconstitutional anti-immigration law, while another has mandated that history textbooks include sections on pro-segregationists; meanwhile one in five citizens suspects that our president is a secret Muslim. Does all of this represent weariness of a long recession, fear of government tyranny, dislike of America’s ruling class or downright racism? Join the Pomona Student Union as we host Rich Benjamin, author of Searching for Whitopia, Gerard Alexander, American Enterprise Institute Scholar of conservatism and race, and Jennet Kirkpatrick, University of Michigan professor of American politics and author of Uncivil Disobedience, to discuss rebellion, race and rage in America.