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Books I Wish My Teacher Had Read

“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)
The New Jim CrowMichelle Alexander
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…Christopher Emdin
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in SchoolsMonique W. Morris
Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the 21 CenturyMonique W. Morris
Between The World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates
The Mis-Education of the NegroCarter Godwin Woodson
Drinking Coffee ElsewhereZZ Packer
The Light of the World: A MemoirElizabeth Alexander
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in AmericaTamara Winfrey Harris
The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Ident 
Dana Goldstein

Beverly Daniel Tatum
White Like MeTim Wise

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