Suggested Reading

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.”

— Thurgood Marshall, Lawyer & Associate Supreme Court Justice (1908-1993)
TitleAuthor
The New Jim Crow Michelle Alexander
Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Beautiful StruggleTa-Nehisi Coates
Just MercyBryan Stevenson
Tears We Cannot Stop
A Sermon to White America
Michael Eric Dyson
Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War llDouglas A. Blackmon
Black Like Me John Howard Griffin
“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”
A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Ident 
Beverly Daniel Tatum
They Can’t Kill Us AllWesley Lowery
Ain’t I A Women: Black Women and FeminismBell Hooks
Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in AmericaEduardo Bonilla-Silva
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in AmericaIbram X. Kendi
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great MigrationIsabel Wilkerson 
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