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

The New Jim Crow                                                               By Michelle Alexander

Between the World and Me                                             By Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Beautiful Struggle                                                      By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Just Mercy                                                                                By Bryan Stevenson

Tears We Cannot Stop                                                         By Michael Eric Dyson                                                                  A Sermon to White America

Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War ll                                                                        By Douglas A. Blackmon

Black Like Me                                                                           By John Howard Griffin

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”                 A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Ident                By Beverly Daniel Tatum

They Can’t Kill Us All                                                               By Wesley Lowery

Ain’t I A Women: Black Women and Feminism        By Bell Hooks

Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America       By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America                                                        By Ibram X. Kendi

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration                                             By Isabel Wilkerson 

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