Alas, it won’t be available in time for holiday giving this year, but a new book by William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn —Race Course Against White Supremacy— will be published by the Third World Press on 1 June 2009.
The appealing and evocative title alone should guarantee that the book flies off the shelves. The prudent can pre-order now on Amazon.
The book’s thesis —that white supremacy explains everything in American history from the beginning of time until at least 1 June 2009— is so obvious that it only requires 192 pages for the Ayerses to nail it down.
Here’s how Amazon summarizes it:
White supremacy and its troubling endurance in American life is debated in these personal essays by two veteran political activists. Arguing that white supremacy has been the dominant political system in the United States since its earliest days—and that it is still very much with us—the discussion points to unexamined bigotry in the criminal justice system, election processes, war policy, and education. The book draws upon the authors’ own confrontations with authorities during the Vietnam era, reasserts their belief that racism and war are interwoven issues, and offers personal stories about their lives today as parents, teachers, and reformers.
And here’s how Amazon describes Professor and Mrs. Ayers:
About the Author
William C. Ayers is a distinguished professor of education and a senior university scholar at the University of Illinois–Chicago. He is the author of To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher and Fugitive Days, a memoir about his life with his wife, Bernardine Dohrn. Bernardine Dohrn is the director of the Children and Family Law Justice Center and a clinical associate professor of law at Northwestern University. She is the coauthor of A Century of Juvenile Justice and Justice in the Making. They live in Chicago.