Antiracist Book Club - Killing Rage, Ending Racism

October 14, 2021
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Book cover image for Killing Rage, Ending RacismSelected text and guiding questions

The next session will take place Thursday, October 14th, from 4:10-5pm.

For this session, we will discuss Killing Rage, Ending Racism by Bell Hooks.

Here are the guiding questions:

  1. “I Had been raised to dream only of racial uplift, of a day when white and black would live together as one” (pp. 15). How is this idea of “racial uplift” both promising but also harmful? 
  2. “It is usually materially privileged white women who identify as feminists, and who have gained greater social equality and power with white men in the existing social structure…who resist most vehemently the revolutionary feminist insistence that an anti-racist agenda must be at the core of our movement if there is ever to be solidarity between women and effective coalitions that cross racial boundaries and unite us in common struggle” (pp. 101). What is your understanding of this quote? How is this an example of the Kimberlé Crenshaw’s term intersectionality? 
  3. The way Blackness is marketed is crucial in understanding how Black life is perceived. What are some examples of how Blackness is marketed? 

Get reimbursed for purchasing the book

To enable all interested BCMM members to participate and to support attendees to purchase the book from a local or black-owned business, we have set aside funds to reimburse BCMM members for the cost to purchase the book.

Submit your reimbursement request via the reimbursement request form. The deadline for submitting reimbursement requests is 5 days after the session discussion. Priority will be given to trainees, staff, and junior faculty who purchase the book in any format (hard copy, digital, or audio book) and those that purchase the book from a local or black-owned bookstore.

Join the book club

Register for this series. This event is open to all BCMM, ImmunoX, and CCMBM members. You will receive the zoom link after your membership is confirmed.


This series is co-sponsored by the following UCSF groups.