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Understanding the Challenge of Neo-diversity

A new discussion series with Dr. Rupert Nacoste and Sarah Goddin

America is in the midst of another moment of racial transition. With a resurgent of the Black Lives Matter movement, we are seeing that in this moment of intergroup transition, there is something new going on. There is a new mix of people and groups, a neo-diversity mix, advocating for racial justice through a change in the way institutions manage intergroup issues.

Over three Sundays, Quail Ridge Books will sponsor a discussion of Dr. Rupert Nacoste’s new book, To Live Woke,  which focuses on what he calls neo-diversity. We will read and talk about his book to help the Raleigh community understand neo-diversity and what that neo-diversity means in all our everyday lives.
Each zoom meeting will focus on questions and issues raised in a particular section of Dr. Nacoste’s book “To Live Woke.”

  • October 11: Chapters 1-14, pp. 1-90; “Neo-diversity: The 21st Century American Challenge.”
  • October 25: Chapters 15-31, pp. 91-202; “Neo-diversity anxiety mistakes and bigotry.”
  • November 8: Chapters 32-46, pp. 203-345; “Trying to live woke in our neo-diverse America.”

This event is free. All attendees are welcome.

Please register on Eventbrite to participate. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Event date: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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To Live Woke: Thoughts to Carry in Our Struggle to Save the Soul of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627202695
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Apprentice House - June 1st, 2020

He grew up in the Jim-Crow South. A black male, born in 1951 in deep-South Jim-Crow legally segregated, Louisiana, Nacoste has seen so much. From his education in segregated schooling, to living through the 1973 race riot aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid, Navy aircraft carrier, to his becoming a scholar of intergroup tensions, Nacoste has experienced, learned and taught so much.