Dr. Paul R. Lehman Book Signing on April 2
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Paul R. Lehman to our store! He will be signing copies of his book, Demystifying Bigotry II, on Tuesday, April 6 beginning at 6:00 pm.
For many Americans, bigotry and white privilege are simply some things they read or hear about but never seem to experience on a personal level. Many have heard our society described as an ethnically diverse society but never really paid any attention to that diversity. Often when people hear about social injustices committed against American citizens, the sentiment "they probably deserved it" often comes to their minds without much thought.
For all the people that fit into any of the aforementioned categories, this book serves as an introduction to ethnic bigotry as it exists in everyday life in America. The majority of the blog selections in this book are discussions, reactions, or analysis of occurrences in everyday America that lend themselves to an insight/interest into bigotry and the attitudes, ideas, and behavior that accompany it. Regardless of the conflicts in the selections, the conclusions are generally optimistic.
Dr. Paul R. Lehman, who earned a Ph.D. from Lehigh University, 1976, is a university Professor Emeritus in the department of English, and a former Dean of the Graduate College, at the University of Central Oklahoma. His teaching experience spans a wide range of subjects including American Literature, Ethnic American Literature, African American Literature, Short Stories, American Fiction, Contemporary Themes as Literature, and Chaucer.
He was also a former CBS (affiliate) News Anchor, Producer, and Reporter. He is widowed with two adult sons, both with doctoral degrees; his older son Christopher is a professor in Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University (MN). His youngest son Jeffrey is presently working as Director of Bands in Fairfax, VA.