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Between the World and Me by
What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son.
Every day, unconscious biases affect our visual perception, attention, memory and behaviour in ways that are subtle and very difficult to recognise without in-depth scientific studies.
Afua Hirsch is British. Her parents are British. She was raised, educated and socialised in Britain. Her partner, daughter, sister and the vast majority of her friends are British. So why is her identity and sense of belonging a subject of debate? The reason is simply because of the colour of her skin.
How to Be an Antiracist by
Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center, shows that when it comes to racism, neutrality is not an option: until we become part of the solution, we can only be part of the problem.
Just Mercy by
Bryan Stevenson recounts many and varied stories of his work as a lawyer in the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of those in society who have experienced some type of discrimination and/or have been wrongly accused of a crime and who deserve a powerful advocate and due justice under the law.
The New Jim Crow by
Once in a great while a book comes along that radically changes our understanding of a crucial political issue and helps to fuel a social movement. The New Jim Crow is one of the most important books about race in the 21st century.
So You Want to Talk About Race by
Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.
Where Do We Go From Here by
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript.
White Fragility by
It is not enough to simply hold abstract progressive views and condemn the obvious racists on social media - change starts with us all at a practical, granular level, and it is time for all white people to take responsibility for relinquishing their own racial supremacy.
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race by
Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.
The 57 Bus by
Call Number: 364.15 SLA
Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes.
Between the World and Me by
Call Number: 305.8 COA
“Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion" (Goodreads).
We might think that we treat all people equally, but we don’t. Every day, unconscious biases affect our visual perception, attention, memory and behaviour in ways that are subtle and very difficult to recognise without in-depth scientific studies.
Brit(ish) On Race, Identity and Belonging by
Brit(ish) is about a search for identity. It is about the everyday racism that plagues British society. It is about our awkward, troubled relationship with our history. It is about why liberal attempts to be ‘colour-blind’ have caused more problems than they have solved. It is about why we continue to avoid talking about race.
White Fragility by
"[Explores] the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality"--OCLC.
White Rage by
From the Civil War to our combustible present, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America.
Why We Can't Wait by
'Lightning makes no sound until it strikes'
This is the momentous story of the Civil Rights movement, told by one of its most powerful and eloquent voices. Here Martin Luther King, Jr. recounts the pivotal events in the city of Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 that propelled his non-violent campaign for racial justice from a movement of lunch counter sit-ins and prayer meetings to a phenomenon that 'rocked the richest, most powerful nation to its foundations'.
The Madness of Crowds by
Douglas Murray examines the twenty-first century's most divisive issues: sexuality, gender, technology and race. He reveals the astonishing new culture wars playing out in our workplaces, universities, schools and homes in the names of social justice, identity politics and intersectionality.
Cynical Theories by
While acknowledging the need to challenge the complacency of those who think a just society has been fully achieved, Pluckrose and Lindsay break down how this often-radical activist scholarship does far more harm than good, not least to those marginalized communities it claims to champion. They also detail its alarmingly inconsistent and illiberal ethics.
The Righteous Mind by
Publication Date: 2012-03-
Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
P.S. I Can't Breathe: Black Lives Matter
Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race
The System: Policing and Mass Incarceration
Understanding Diversity and Inclusion
5 Tips For Being An Ally
chescaleigh. “5 Tips for Being an Ally.” YouTube, 22 Nov. 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dg86g-QlM0&fbclid=IwAR0Xqm_BB1XFNx74-ij-ZGUfFELeUW0nE7DjIECY8F3ykmu_1hJ9q2DeR64. Accessed 15 Feb. 2021.
Tassin, Kristen, and BBC Bitesize. “John Amaechi Discusses White Privileged on Bitesize- BBC.” YouTube, 7 Sept. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbPJfxRYmCg. Accessed 14 Feb. 2021.
pravinimusic. “The Uprising (Full Film, English Subtitles).” YouTube, 24 May 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GjRMQrJ2ig&feature=youtu.be. Accessed 15 Feb. 2021.
How to Talk to Kids About Race
The Atlantic. “How to Talk to Kids about Race.” YouTube, 16 Oct. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNEKbVq_ou4&feature=youtu.be. Accessed 15 Feb. 2021.
How to Pursue Racial Equity Within Your Workplace
PBS NewsHour. “WATCH: How to Pursue Racial Equity within Your Workplace.” YouTube, 5 June 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGJ566PFmZQ&feature=youtu.be%29. Accessed 15 Feb. 2021.
Not Racist, But … Racism in the Workplace
WheelerCentre. “Not Racist, but … Racism in the Workplace.” YouTube, 25 Mar. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=oprT9tmVJt4. Accessed 15 Feb. 2021.