Why does everything have to be about race?

The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Event cost
Admission free
Thursday 25 April 2024 (18:30-20:00)
Photograph of Keith Boykin
Keith Boykin

Join New York Times best-selling author Keith Boykin, in conversation with Tasawar Bashir, for a discussion exploring his new book, Why Does Everything Have to Be About Race?

The most toxic racial arguments share one of five traits. They try to erase Black history, prioritize white victimhood, deny Black oppression, promote myths of Black inferiority, or rebrand racism as something else entirely. They’re all designed to distract society from racial justice, but now we have the tools to debunk them.

With a mixture of personal experience, reportage, and extensive research, Keith Boykin takes a wrecking ball to twenty-five of the most widespread deceptions about race and shows us how to refute lies, myths, and misinformation with history, knowledge, and truth.

Keith Boykin is a TV and film producer, national political commentator, author, and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton.

Presented in partnership with Black Britain and Beyond.