"You must see how your own socialization, behaviour, and choices are complicit with multiple systems of oppression, racism included.” Crystal Fleming

Crystal Fleming is Professor of sociology and Africana studies at Stony Brook University. She is recognised as an international authority on race and has authored three books on race, anti-racism and white supremacy.

Crystal earned a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in Sociology from Harvard University and graduated with honors in Sociology and French from Wellesley College. She regularly appears as an authority on race and equality issues and has published articles in Newsweek, The Root, Huffington Post, and more. Her critically acclaimed book, How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide (Beacon Press, 2018), combines memoir, critical race theory, social commentary and satire to debunk common misconceptions about racism.

Crystal’s upcoming work Words to Remake the World: A People's Dictionary for Social Change is described as a people’s dictionary for social justice. The work is intended to clear up widespread misunderstandings, add context and clarity, and transform our discourse about inclusivity and inequality in an effort to create durable change. Crystal is also finishing another book, this time for young readers, entitled Rise Up! How You Can Join the Fight Against Racism! Both books are scheduled for release in 2021.

“Dr. Fleming offers a straight-no-chaser critique of our collective complicit ignorance regarding the state of race” Nina Turner

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