Margari Aziza Hill is co-founder and Programming Director of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), assistant editor at AltMuslimah, and columnist at MuslimMatters. She earned her master's in History of the Middle East and Islamic Africa from Stanford University in 2006.
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This book explores the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America, chronicling them from the Civil War to the present. Author Carol Anderson reframes our conversation about race and exposes the deliberate and relentless rollback of African Americans' gains every time they make advances towards full participation in our democracy. This book is an unimpeachable history of the long lineage of white rage, adding an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.
@samjcil @MindaHarts @bossy_britt @ProfCAnderson This book is so good! – source
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This history book explores the creation, spread, and deep-rooted nature of racist ideas in American society. The author, Ibram X. Kendi, argues that racism is still a prevalent issue in America and traces its history through the lives of five major American intellectuals. Kendi explains that racist ideas were created to justify discriminatory policies and ultimately perpetuate racial inequities. Despite the heavy subject matter, Kendi offers hope by providing tools to identify and combat racist thinking. This book won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was named one of the Best Books of the Year by multiple publications.
@saharazizlaw @DrIbram @ZahraBilloo @schanmalik @KhaledBeydoun I enjoyed this book. I found the arguments compelling critiques of the respectability narratives we’re now seeing from some of our most prominent male Black American Muslim elders. – source
Explore a unique and captivating world in this bestselling science fiction novel, now available in a deluxe hardcover edition. Set on the harsh desert planet Arrakis, the story follows the young Paul Atreides as he navigates a treacherous political landscape where the only valuable resource is a coveted drug called "spice." As Paul's family is betrayed and destroyed, he embarks on a journey that will lead him to a destiny beyond his wildest dreams. With a stunning blend of adventure, mysticism, and politics, Dune is a triumph of the imagination and a true masterpiece of science fiction.
@MikeMerchant2 I'm a huge fan of Dune, since I read the books when I was a 11. I'm going to need to organize a whole panel to discuss Dune 2020. – source
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Discover a unique history of the United States, told from the perspective of indigenous peoples. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's groundbreaking work rethinks the country's founding myth and explores the centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regime. With growing support for movements to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and protect Native American territories, this essential resource is more relevant than ever. Spanning over 400 years, the classic bottom-up peoples' history shines a light on the silenced Indigenous experience and redefines US history.
Great book!! – source