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Summer 2020 Racist-Anti-Racist Reading

Early in the summer I came across this list from the website “Ideal bookshelf”. I decided to see how our collection fared in our holdings. The titles we owned are indicated by a star. Shortly thereafter we added more titles reflecting faculty recommendations and new offerings.  (R.S.)

 Ideal Bookshelf

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and… Layla Saad
Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Mumia Abu-Jamal
*The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of… Michelle Alexander
*The Fire Next Time James Baldwin
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People Mahzarin R Banaji and Anthony G Greenwald
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in… Moustafa Bayoumi
*I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Austin Channing Brown
*Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
*White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk… Robin Diangelo
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
An African American and Latinx History of the United States Paul Ortiz
*The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great… Isabel Wilkerson
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America Michael Eric Dyson
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race Reni Eddo-Lodge
*So You Want to Talk about Race Ijeoma Oluo
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cathy Park Hong
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Mira Jacob
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take… Tiffany Jewell
*How to Be an Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi
*Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix… Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
*Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist… Ibram X. Kendi
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter…Asha Bandele and Patrisse Khan-Cullors
Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out Ruth King
Citizen: An American Lyric Claudia Rankine
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government… Richard Rothstein
*Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Bryan Stevenson
*Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the… Beverly Daniel Tatum
*America’s Original Sin: White Privilege, and.. Jim Wallis
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Jesmyn Ward

Here are the new titles August 2020- March 2021

*Biased: Uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what … by Jennifer Eberhart
*Mother to Son: Letters to a Black boy on identity and hope by Jasmine Holmes
*Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic theologians break the silence by Cassidy and Mikulich
*Radical Justice and the Catholic Church by Bryan Masssingale
*Some of my best friends are Black; the strange story of integration by Tanner Colby
*Being again; James Baldwin’s America and its urgent lessons for our own by Eddie Glaude
*The history of White people by Neil Irvin Painter
*Reproducing Racism; How everyday choices lock in White advantage by Daria Roithmayr
*The making of Asian America: A history by Erika Lee
*What truth sounds like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin….by Michael Eric Dyson
*The original Black elite; Daniel Murray and the forgotten era by Elizabeth Downing Taylor
*Authentically Black: essays for the Black silent majority by John H. Mc Whorter