15 books For Those of Us Who Want to be Actively ANTI-Racist

Updated: Jun 8

1. Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis


2. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin


3. Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


4. White Rage by Carol Anderson


5. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander


6. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde


7. When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors


8. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo


9. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge


10. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi


11. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo


12. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson


13. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum


14. Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon


15. When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson


OTHER RESOURCES AND LINKS:


  1. JoinCampaignZero.org is an amazing website to learn about police reform efforts all around the country by state. It bridges the gap between theory and actual data to enact policy change. It lists tangible solutions that we should all be demanding.

  2. HaymarketBooks.org is a pro-liberation, radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago

  3. Shapetheculture.org is the home of Anansi Archives which is a digital library hosting (mostly) FREE texts with the purpose of curating "a collection that focuses on a political consciousness from Black, Feminist, and Queer perspectives." Most of the books listed above are on this site!

  4. An Essential Anti-Racist Reading List provided by VOGUE

  5. Critical Race Theory Booklist on Goodreads

  6. Haymarket Books on the Struggle for Black Liberation


remember to purchase your books from independent and local bookstores!

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