I recently had an opportunity to listen to and then meet Monique W. Morris and Khalil Gibran Muhammad discussing Monique’s new book: Black Stats.
This book is a vast compendium of revealing facts about blacks in the 20th Century. It is the first ever work of it’s kind.
When asked what was the most surprising fact she came across, Ms. Morris mentioned a timely stat regarding views on gay marriage. She also shared a stat regarding incarceration rates that people might find surprising. Mr. Muhammad provided a fascinating perspective on how facts can be used to illuminate or perpetuate bias.
Monique W. Morris is co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute. She is a Soros Justice Fellow and formerly served as Vice President for Economic Programs, Advocacy, and Research for the NAACP. A faculty member at St. Mary’s College of California, she is the author of the novel Too Beautiful for Words.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library and the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America.
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