Anti-Racism Readings

Anti-Racism Readings

“No one becomes ‘not racist,’ despite a tendency by Americans to identify themselves that way. We can only strive to be ‘antiracist’ on a daily basis, to continually rededicate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage.”  Ibram X. Kendi

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, eds.

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson

On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope

Deray McKesson

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

Layla Saad

The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America

Carol Anderson

Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism

Robin DiAngelo

Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Austin Channing Brown

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race

Beverly Daniel Tatum

On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and Ravaging of African American Voting Rights

Lawrence Goldstone

Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot

Mikki Kendall

An African American and Latinx history of the United States

Paul Ortiz

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy

Carol Anderson

The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Protest, and Politics of American Sports

Robert Scoop Jackson

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

Mehrsa Baradaran

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

Wes Moore

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Jennifer Eberhardt

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Mahzarin R Banaji

Born a Crime

Trevor Noah

America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and a Bridge to a New America

Jim Wallis

Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

John Hoberman

Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy

Darryl Pinckney

Chokehold: Policing Black Men

Paul Butler

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland

Jonathan M. Metzl

End of Policing

Alex S. Vitale

Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

Edited by Jesmyn Ward

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Angela Y. Davis

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy

Andrea Flynn, Dorian T. Warren, Felicia J. Wong, Susan R. Holmberg

How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide

Crystal Fleming

How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood

P.E. Moskowitz

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

Matt Taibbi

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

Andrea Ritchie

Nobody: Casualities of America's War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

Marc Lamont Hill

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter

Jordan T. Camp

Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

Ruha Benjamin

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Racism in America: A Reference Handbook

Steven L. Foy

Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege...

Anneliese A. Singh

Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All

Carolyn Gerin

Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter

Tehama Lopez Bunyasi, Candis Watts Smith

The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America

Anders Walker

They Can't Kill Us All : Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

Wesley Lowery

Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States

Lon Kurashige

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Cathy O'Neil

We Speak for Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress

D. Watkins

When Police Kill

Franklin Zimring

White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue…And Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriations

Lauren Michele Jackson

White Rage: Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge

#Hashtagactivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice

Sarah J. Jackson

Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000

George Reid Andrews

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

bell hooks

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Safiya Umoja Noble

American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise

Eduardo Porter

Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America

George Yancy

Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won't Save a Broken System

Terry Friedline

Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Kimberly Chabot Davis

Black Asset Poverty and the Enduring Racial Divide

Lori Latrice Martin

Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race in Americ

George Yancy

The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement

Matthew Horace

Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Mary-Frances Winters

Black Lives Matter: From a Moment to a Movement

Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century

Monique W. Morris, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

A Black Women's History of the United States

Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America

Anthony Ryan Hatch

Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

Alondra Nelson

Breathe: A Letter to My Sons

Imani Perry

Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America

Daryl J. Maeda

Changing Minds, If Not Hearts: Political Remedies for Racial Conflict

James Glaser, Timothy Ryan

Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States

Carl Zimring

Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

Michael Eric Dyson

Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations: A Science-Based Approach

Robert W. Livingston

The Construction of Whiteness

Stephen Middleton, David Roediger, Donald Shaffer

Environmental Racism in the United States and Canada: Seeking Justice and Stability

Bruce E. Johansen

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity

Vijay Prashad

From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence

Hannah L. F. Cooper and Mindy Thompson Fullilove

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty First Century

William A. Darity

From Jack Johnson to LeBron James: Sports, Media, and the Color Line

Chris Lamb, ed.

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Elizabeth Hinton

Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field

Howard Bryant

Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the 20th Century

Charles King

Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice

Kerry Connelly

Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism

Shannon Sullivan

Hate: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship

Nadine Strossen

Histories of Racial Capitalism

Destin Jenkins and Justin LeRoy, ed.

How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance

Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin

If We Must Die: From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls

Aimé J. Ellis

In Black and White: Race and Sports in America

Kenneth L. Shropshire

In the Game: Race, Identity, and Sports in the Twentieth Century

Amy Bass, ed.

Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

Laura E. Gomez

Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System

Tina K. Sacks

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care 

Dayna Bowen Matthew

A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues: What You Can Do Right Now to Help the Black Community

Steven S. Rogers

Making of Asian America: A History

Erika Lee

Manufacturing Decline: How Racism and the Conservative Movement Crush the American Rust Belt

Jason R. Hackworth

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans

Elizabeth Hinton

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

Deirdre Cooper Owens

Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep

Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss

David Wallace McIvor

One America? Presidential Appeals to Racial Resentment from LBJ to Trump

Nathan Angelo

Open Wound: The Long View of Race in America

William McKee Evans

Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture

Robert G. Lee

Our Racist Heart?: An Exploration of Unconscious Prejudice in Everyday Life

Geoffrey Beattie

Out of Bounds: Racism and the Black Athlete

Lori Latrice Martin, ed.

Playing While White: Privilege and Power on and off the Field

David J. Leonard

Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

Predatory Lending and the Destruction of the African-American Dream

Janis Sarra and Cheryl L. Wade

Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court

Matthew K. Clair

Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys

Victor M. Rios

'Race', Ethnicity and Racism in Sports Coaching

Steven Bradbury, Jim Lusted, Jacco van Sterkenburg, ed.

A Race is a Nice Thing to Have: A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in Your Life

Janet E. Helms

Race on the Brain: What Implicit Bias Gets Wrong About the Struggle for Racial Justice

Jonathan Kahn

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence

Derald Wing Sue

Racism in America: A Reader

Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed

Racism Without Racists: Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: Power, Privilege, and Inequality

Kathleen J. Fitzgerald

Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage

Daria Roithmayr

Rich Thanks to Racism: How the Ultra-Wealthy Profit from Racial Injustice

Jim Freeman

Sister Outsider

Audre Lorde

Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male

Tim J. Wise

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics

George Lipsitz

The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement

Andrew G. Ferguson

Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility

Dorceta E. Taylor

Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide....

Thomas M. Shapiro

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

Martha S. Jones

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race

Matthew Hughey

White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism

Ashley Doane & Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, editors.

White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society

Kalwant Bhopal

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Robert P. Jones

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States

Maya Schenwa

Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Justice

Kishonna L. Gray

Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice

bell hooks

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America

Theodore R. Johnson

Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans - And How We Can Fix It

Dorothy A. Brown

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness

Simone Browne

Calculating Race: Racial Discrimination in Risk Assessment

Benjamin Wiggins

Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System

Devon Johnson, Patricia Y. Warren, Amy Farrell, ed.