We will be beginning a new book, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (2011), by Charles Mann. A new paperback edition of this book can be had for $15 - $18, and an ebook is only $5. For the 3rd we will read through Part One.
For this meeting we will finish discussing the book Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages by Richard E. Rubenstein. We will see how illuminated we are at the end of the session. Those not illuminated enough may have their credentials reviewed.
For many years restrictive covenants in deeds and documents related to real estate transactions reserved land for the exclusive use of white people. Research involving academics, community activists, and community members unearth the evidence of these practices. This allowed a map to be made showing how these restrictive practices were embedded in the physical landscape. This is a continuing project to expose the corrosive effects of structural racism.