There are an abundance of everyday misunderstandings between Americans of different ethnicities that agitate race relations, according to SUNY Canton guest speaker Lena Williams of The New York Times.
Williams will be presenting her theories on race division at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kingston Theater. A book signing for her book on the same topic, “It’s the Little Things” will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
She has based her premise of “It’s the Little Things” on both her own personal experiences and the experiences of focus groups from across the country. Her findings can help everyone understand and even eliminate the commonplace annoyances and misunderstandings that divide individuals of different races.
Williams is a 28 year veteran of The New York Times and her book received The New York Times Notable Book of the Year award. She is also the chairperson of the Newspaper Guild at The New York Times. Her article, “It’s the Little Things,” won the National Association of Black Journalists award for feature writing. She has received numerous other honors including the 2001 Ebony Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications Award and the prestigious Penney-Missouri and the New York Times Publisher’s Awards.