• 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

What to Read:


  • 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


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