Really liked this review. A huge thanks to Trent for that wonderful post!
A few weeks ago, I read the book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly. I really liked the book and can’t imagine the movie covering one tenth the ground it did. There is so much context and background in the book, and yet I know the author was still only scratching the surface.
This is not a review of the book (review = excellent. Read it). I just want to say something about the book, something that I thought about as I read it but that is even more relevant after the recent events in Charlottesville.
A lot of this book is about racism at its ugliest, but also how some people were able to rise above it, or perhaps “rise in spite of it” would be a better phrase. A little background about how hard it was for people of color, and blacks in particular, to get ahead in…
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