Anti-Racist Readings

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.

Read the University’s Statement Regarding Unrest Across the Nation.

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

Books by or about Cardinal Newman in honor of his beatification

Books by or about Cardinal Newman in honor of his beatification


John Henry, Cardinal Newman. (1801 – 1890)

on Sunday, September  19th, 2010, during the Pope’s visit to Birmingham, England. We hope that you will find these books by or about Cardinal Newman  interesting & educational as well as enjoyable!

Newman was the great 19th century preacher and author of “The Idea of a University” and other classic works. He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1845. His 1865 Apologia pro vita sua was a defense of his conversion.

Minute Meditations from Cardinal Newman

Books will be on display near the Circulation Desk from September 17th, 2010 – September 24th, 2010