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Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is a Professor of sociology at Duke University whose focus is class analysis, political sociology, and sociology of development (globalization). Bonilla-Silva’s work contends that racism is fundamentally about "racial domination," hence, racism is a collective and structural phenomenon in society. He is the author of critically acclaimed books Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America (2017), Racism without Racist, (4th ed. 2013), White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism (2013), The State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the USA (2011), White Logic, White Methods: Race, Epistemology, and the Social Sciences (2008), and White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-civil Rights Era (2001).


Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. Kendi is the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC, and a New York Times Bestseller. A professor of history and international relations, Kendi is a contributor to The Atlantic and CBS News. He is the author of The Black Campus Movement (2012), which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Idea in America (2016), which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016, and How to Be an Antiracist (2019), which debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller List, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, (2020). Kendi is often published in numerous periodicals, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, London Review, Time, Salon, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Paris Review, Black Perspectives, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.


William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment. He is the author of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century (2020), For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Education (2010), Economics, Economists, and Expectations: Microfoundations to Macroapplications (2004), and Boundaries of Clan and Color: Transnational Comparisons of Inter-Group Disparity (2003).


David W. Blight is the Sterling Professor of American History at Yale University, and Yale’s Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. Blight works in many capacities in the world of public history, including on boards of museums and historical societies, and as a member of a small team of advisors to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum team of curators. Blight’s newest books include annotated editions of Frederick Douglass’s second autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom, Robert Penn Warren’s Who Speaks for the Negro, and the monograph, American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era, which received the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Award for best book in non-fiction on racism and human diversity. Blight is also the author of A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including their Narratives of Emancipation and Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, which received eight book awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize as well as four awards from the Organization of American Historians, including the Merle Curti prizes for both intellectual and social history. 


Kate Manne is a professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. Manne’s research focuses on moral philosophy, feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. She has published Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny (2018) about the nature, function, and persistence of misogyny. Manne’s next book project, Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women comes out later this year.