Lawrence Ross, author of “The Divine Nine,” a groundbreaking book that examined the history of Black fraternities and sororities, will be discussing his latest work at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History today.
Ross’ latest release is “Blackballed: The Black & White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses,” which delves into how Black students at predominately White colleges and universities are shut out from not only social rituals on campuses, but also how anti-affirmative action policies lead to further segregation on and off campus.
The goal, according to the book’s description, is to “provide ample room for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy of all students.”
Ross, who has also authored “The Ways of Black Folks: A Year in the Life of a People” and “Money Shot: The Wild Nights and Lonely Days in Black Porn,” will be signing copies of “Blackballed” after a lecture in the museum’s auditorium. Admission is free; doors open at 6:30 p.m. before Ross begins at 7 p.m. The auditorium will remain open until it reaches capacity.