by Joseph L. Graves Jr. and Alan H. Goodman
We talk a lot about race, yet we rarely focus on the underlying question of what race is and its connections to racism. Conversations about race can be uncomfortable and confusing, but this is resolvable if we as...
by Isabel Wilkerson
One of the most important books to appear in years. The author, who also wrote The Warmth of Other Suns, looks at how an unspoken caste system has shaped America and compares it to caste systems in India and in Nazi Germany. There are a...
A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallorby Adam Smyer
An eye-opening and humorous little book about a serious topic: the many ways that white people too often offend their black coworkers in conversatio...
by Ijeoma Oluo
How do you explain white privilege to your friends?
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by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandel
The authors, leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, have been called terrorists but in truth are women seeking justice for those victimized by the powerful.
by Wesley Lowery
A deeply reported book about the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray.
by Michelle Alexander
A book by a legal scholar which opened the eyes of Americans to the broken state of the American legal system.
by Carol Anderson
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
by Ibram X. Kendi
The opposite of “racist” isn’t “not racist.” A new approach to race, justice, and equality.
Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction
by James Baldwin
The classic that galvanized the country when it was first published in the early days of the civil rights movement.
edited by Jesmyn Ward
A bestseller that continues Baldwin’s conversation with new essays and poems.
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction is an eloquent and heartbreaking memoir in the form of a letter to the author’s teenage son.
by Claudia Rankine
Award-winning poetry that addresses race and racism.
by William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen
The most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations; co-author Darity is an Amherst native.
by Robin DiAngelo
A sociologist probes the reasons that white Americans resist confronting racism.
by Harriet A. Washington
The devastating consequences of racism and how to remedy its toxic effects.
by Layla F. Saad
Recommended for white people who want to challenge white supremacy.
by David Kirby
An argument that basic constitutional rights and equal protection under the law are being threatened.
by Matthew Horace
An African-American police officer with 28 years of experience writes powerfully about the racism inside American police departments.