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Posted on: June 5, 2020

How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist

by Ibram X. Kendi

The opposite of “racist” isn’t “not racist.” A new approach to race, justice, and equality.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin

The classic that galvanized the country when it was first published in the early days of the civil rights movement.

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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

The Fire This Time

edited by Jesmyn Ward

A bestseller that continues Baldwin’s conversation with new essays and poems.

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Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

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.

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Citizen: An American Lyric

Citizen

by Claudia Rankine

Award-winning poetry that addresses race and racism.

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

From Here to Equality

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.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

When They Call You a Terrorist

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.

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

They Can't Kill Us All

by Wesley Lowery

A deeply reported book about the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray.

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The New Jim Crow

by Michelle Alexander

A book by a legal scholar which opened the eyes of Americans to the broken state of the American legal system.

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When They Come for You: How Police & Government Are Trampling Our Liberties & How to Take Them Back

When They Come for You

by David Kirby

An argument that basic constitutional rights and equal protection under the law are being threatened.

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The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crime, Racism, and Injustice in American Law Enforcement

The Black and the Blue

by Matthew Horace

An African-American police officer with 28 years of experience writes powerfully about the racism inside American police departments.

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