The Chancellor's Reading Club selection for 2011 is Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, by Eugene Robinson.
Eugene Robinson is an award-winning author and journalist. His column for the Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2009. More...
About the Selection
“There was a time when there were agreed-upon 'black leaders,' when there was a clear 'black agenda,' when we could talk confidently about 'the state of black America'—but not anymore.” —from Disintegration
"The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a “Black America” with unified interests and needs. In his groundbreaking book, Disintegration, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson argues that over decades of desegregation, affirmative action, and immigration, the concept of Black America has shattered. Instead of one black America, now there are four...." More...
Incoming freshmen must purchase the selection and read it before Orientation begins in August. Disintegration can be found on sale at the FSU Bookstore. Purchase a copy at First Steps!
Reading Club Assignment
Entering freshmen, your initial Reading Club assignment is to