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What To Read


  What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

  The Law Isn’t Neutral

  Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?

  I’m Black. My Mom Is White. This Is The Talk We Had To Have About George Floyd’s Killing.

  The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying

  Raising Race-Conscious Children

  White People: I Don't Want You to Understand me better, I Want You to Understand Yourselves.


  Equal Justice Initiative:

  Lynching in America:Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror

  Slavery in America:The Montgomery Slave Trade

  Segregation in America


  Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus, JSTOR Daily

  Becoming an Anti-Racist White Ally: How a White Affinity Group Can Help, UPenn

  Talking About Race, National Museum of African American History & Culture

  Anti Racism; Racism: The Challenge of Dismantling Lies in the Dilemma of Definition, Dr. Michelle M Cromwell,

  The Encyclopedia of Diversity, and Social Justice, pg.64–69


  Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon

  My Time Among The Whites, Jennine Capó Crucet

  I’m Still Here, Austin Channing Brown

  So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

  Stamped From the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi

  The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

  White Rage, Carol Anderson

  Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race, Derald Wing Sue

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

  Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School, numerous authors

  Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge

  Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams

  Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult

  King Jr. called this “the historical bible of the Civil Rights movement.)

  Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, Marc Lamont Hill

  Warriors Don’t Cry, Melba Pattillo Beals

  Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism by Jodi Melamed

  Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis



  Driving While Black by Dr. Gretchen Sorin

  Waking Up White, Debby Irving

  Playing the Race Card: Exposing White Power and Privilege, George J. Sefa Dei, Leene Luke Karumanchery, and Nisha   Karumanchery-Luik

  White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo

  They Were Her Property, Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

  Biased, Jennifer Eberhardt

  Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy, David Zucchino

  Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens The Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, Jerry Mitchell

  The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

  Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde

  Race Matters, Cornel West

  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Beverly Daniel Tatum

  The Autobiography of Malcom X, Alex Haley

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America, Jennifer Harvey

  Medical Apartheid, Harriet A. Washington

  Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

  Brutal Imagination, Cornelius Eady

  I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Austin Channing Brown

  It’s Not About the Burqa, Mariam Khan

  Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad

  Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

  Heavy: An American Memoir, Kiese Laymon

  The Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

  Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice, Sherwood Thompson

  The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

  The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead

  The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, Claude M. Steele

  An American Marriage, Tayari Jones

  The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein

  Uprooting Racism, Paul Kivel

  Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, Pamela Newkirk

  The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice, Fania Davis

  Black Food Geographies, Ashanté M. Reese

  Race for Profit, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

  The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality, Thomas M. Shapiro

  The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran

  The Strange Career of Jim Crow, C. Vann Woodward (Martin Luther

  How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram x Kendi

  No Mercy here: Gender, Punishment, and the making of the Jim Crow Modernity by Sarah Haley

Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America by Vegas Tenold

Black-Owned Bookstores:

Click the image below to see a list of Black-owned bookstores from around the country.

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