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Racial Justice Reading List

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

  • Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism & Racial Violence ed. Williams, Williams & Blain

  • The Half Has Never Been Told: slavery & the making of American capitalism - Edward Baptist

  • Golden Gulag: prisons, surplus, crisis, and opposition in globalizing California - Ruth Gilmore

  • Killing Rage: ending racism by bell hooks

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy

  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

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

  • How Race Survived History by David Roediger

  • The Meaning of Freedom and Freedom is a constant struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis

  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

  • The Fire This Time : A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward

  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois

  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde incl. “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”

  • News for All the People: the epic story of race & the American media by J. González & J. Torres

  • Savage Inequalities: children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol

  • The warmth of other suns: the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson

  • White rage : the unspoken truth of our racial divide by Carol Anderson

  • Racism without Racists: color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

  • The emperor Has No Clothes: teaching about race and racism to people who don't want to know by Tema Okun

  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

  • $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin

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