As members of an academic community, we strive to continually better ourselves and the world through learning and education. These books, recommended by academics and experts all around the world like Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, may help you challenge your own internalized biases and understand the pervasiveness of racism in history that colors society to this day.
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Anti-Racism Readings in eBooks from the Library Collections
Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts
How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman
The Autobiography of Malcolm-X
We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America
Black and Blue : the Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism
The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and The Meaning of a White Identity
White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness by Ruth Frankenberg
“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum