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Wesley Lowery explores "American Whitelash" and violent hate crimes

Wesley Lowery book "American Backlash"
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Wesley Lowery book "American Backlash"

Wesley Lowery, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former correspondent for the Washington Post, Boston Globe and CBS news, has written a thoughtful, imaginative and sobering book about the rise of white nationalist violence.

While violence against people of color has long been a staple of the American story, Lowery examines the pernicious increase in racial violence since the years of the Obama presidency.

The new book is American Whitelash: A Changing Nation and the Cost of Progress.

He explores about a half dozen incidents of racial violence all over the country in which people of color were brutally and fatally attacked, illuminating and honoring the suffering of the victims and those close to them, and chronicling why the perpetrators carried out these heinous acts.

Wesley Lowery, author of "American Whitelash: A Changing Nation and The Cost of Progress"
Photo by Antoine Lyers.
Photo by Antoine Lyers.
Wesley Lowery, author of "American Whitelash: A Changing Nation and The Cost of Progress," and newly-named associate professor at American University.

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