We paused our normal programming last week as we all processed the events from around the country. CPJ leadership stands in solidarity with the Black community and commits to an anti-racism online space.
To do our part in pushing the conversation forward, we will incorporate more posts that address racial justice and regularly promote different educational resources. We would like to begin with a book recommendation.
The DCRP has picked Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House as this year’s recommended summer reading.
The memoir from Louisiana native Broom tells the story of her mother’s beloved shotgun house in east New Orleans and the family she raised there. The house was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and Broom writes about the racial and economic inequality that has haunted New Orleans for decades. Author Heidi Julavits called the book “a masterpiece of history, politics, sociology and memory.– Los Angeles Times
Incoming and current DCRP students will be reading The Yellow House over the summer, and we invite you to do the same.
Learn more about the book here: https://groveatlantic.com/book/yellow-house-the/