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

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

Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson

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

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

Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis

Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy

Darryl Pinckney

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

Jim Wallis

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

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

John Hoberman

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

We Speak for Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress

D. Watkins

When Police Kill

Franklin Zimring

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

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

Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Kimberly Chabot Davis

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

Matthew Horace

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

Monique W. Morris, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

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

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 Construction of Whiteness

Stephen Middleton, David Roediger, Donald Shaffer

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

Elizabeth Hinton

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

Charles King

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

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

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

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

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

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

Geoffrey Beattie

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

Max Felker-Kantor

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 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

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

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

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