Suggested Reading

Seeing race is not the problem. Refusing to care for the people we see is the problem. The fact that the meaning of race may evolve over time or lose much of its significance is hardly a reason to be struck blind. We should hope not for a colorbind society but instead for a world in which we can see each other fully, learn from each other, and do what we can to respond to each other with love.

— Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
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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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