Reverend David Billings, an organizer for People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, presents his timely new book, DEEP DENIAL: The Persistence of White Supremacy in U.S. History and Life. Part popular history and part personal memoir, Deep Denial documents the 400-year racialization of the United States and how people of European descent came to be called “white.” Rev. Billings focuses primarily on the deeply embedded notion of white supremacy, and tells us why, despite the civil rights movement and an African American president, we remain, in the author’s words, “a nation hard-wired by race.”


The Columbia University School of Social Work offers self-study courses for your professional development. The following course is worth 1.5 contact hours. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the recording, workshop evaluation and post-session test links. We will email your continuing education certificate to you within 30 days of completing the post-session test.

The learner will be able to:
  • Gain a clearer analysis of structural racism, its history and how it manifests itself in today’s systems;
  • Define and explore aspects of “Internalized Racial Oppression” as it impacts both white people and people of color; and
  • Understand actions that I can take to become an effective antiracist social worker.