Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter


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New York University Press
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6.1 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.94 pounds

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About the Author

Tehama Lopez Bunyasi is Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

Candis Watts Smith is Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Penn State University. She received her PhD from Duke University and was awarded the 2013 Best Dissertation Award from the Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.


"This is the essential guide on race, racism, the BLM movement, fighting for racial justice, fighting against racial injustice, and more. I am looking at you, fellow white people! Buy this book and read it. Own it, love it, memorize it, and live it."-- "Ms. Magazine"
"An examination of the Black Lives Matter movement that bridges gaps between academic discourse and popular culture in powerful, provocative ways ... A valuable guidebook that deconstructs myths and provides actionable steps people can take to avoid complacency and complicity; essential reading on social justice."-- "STARRED Library Journal"
"Lays bare the common sense assumptions that both sustain and obscure racism..Makes it impossible for anyone to sleep on 'Black Lives Matter' and the ongoing struggle to end racism as we know it."-- "Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination"
"An accessible guide to understanding structural racism and the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement and related organizations, both within a historical context and through contemporary lenses."-- "Choice"
"This book will prove useful to anyone interested in seeing America strive to live up to its purported values of equality, liberty, and justice. [...] Stay Woke is refreshingly direct, comprehensive, inspirational, and unapologetically antiracist."-- "Political Science Quarterly"