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Recommended Reading


  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn 
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt
  • Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age by Claire Jean Kim
  • From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement sm and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement by Luke Cole and Sheila R. Foster
  • How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood by Jim Grimsley 
  • How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi 
  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power and Resistance of Women in Academia by Yolanda Flores Niemann, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Carmen G. Gonzalez, foreword by Angela Harris
  • Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race by Derald Wing Sue  
  • Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Dyson


  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander 
  • They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
  • Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta Taylor
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo, Ph.D.
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson