I am trying to advance my race and class literacy skills; attending meetings and webinars, reading, and listening to books on CD are some ways I am doing this now. This is my recommendations list:

Books (my favs):
  • Me and White Supremacy
    • Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (A 28-Day Challenge) 
    • by Layla Saad
  • The 1619 Project 
    • by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
    • Native America from 1890 to the Present 
    • by David Treuer
  • Braiding Sweetgrass
    • Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants 
    • by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • My Grandmother's Hands 
    • by Resmaa Menakem
  • Kindred 
    • by Octavia E. Butler (novel)
  • So You Want to Talk About Race 
    • by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? 
    • by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Just Mercy 
    • by Bryan Stevenson
  • Redefining Realness 
    • by Janet Mock
  • Neither Wolf Nor Dog
    • On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder 
    • by Kent Nerburn
  • The New Jim Crow
    • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 
    • by Michelle Alexander
  • The Underground Railroad 
    • by Colson Whitehead (novel)
  • Small Great Things 
    • by Jodi Picoult (novel)
  • The Invention of Wings 
    • by Sue Monk Kidd (novel)
  • The Hate U Give 
    • by Angie Thomas (novel)
  • Born a Crime 
    • by Trevor Noah
  • The Body is Not an Apology
    • The Power of Radical Self-Love 
    • by Sonya Renee Taylor

I appreciated learning from these books too:
  • How to be an Antiracist 
    • by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Caste
    • The Origins of Our Discontents 
    • by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Warmth of Other Suns
    • The Epic Story of America's Great Migration 
    • by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Citizen 
    • by Claudia Rankine
  • Hood Feminism 
    • by Mikki Kendall
  • Stamped from the Beginning
    • The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America 
    • by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Half Has Never Been Told
    • Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism 
    • by Edward Baptist
  • Slavery by Another Name
    • The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II 
    • by Douglas A. Blackmon
  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine 
    • by Ilan Pappe
  • Invisible No More
    • Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color 
    • by Andrea Ritchie
  • White Trash
    • The 400-Year Untold History of Class 
    • by Nancy Isenberg
  • They can't kill us all
    • Ferguson, Baltimore, and a new era in America's racial justice movement 
    • by Wesley Lowery
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 
    • by Rebecca Skloot
  • You Have the Right to Remain Innocent 
  • On the Other Side of Freedom, The Case for Hope 
    • by DeRay Mckesson
  • All The Real Indians Died Off 
    • and 20 other myths about Natives Americans 
    • by Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes)
  • Between the World and Me 
    • by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  • America Behind the Color Line 
    • by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White 
    • by Frank Wu 
  • Another Woman's Daughter 
    • by Fiona Sussman 
  • Island Beneath the Sea 
    • by Isabel Allende (novel)
  • Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism
    • edited by Daisy Hernandez and others 
  • Memoirs of a Race Traitor 
    • by Mab Segrest 
  • Homegoing 
    • by Yaa Gyasi (novel)
  • How to Make White People Laugh 
    • by Negin Farsad
  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States 
    • by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 
  • White Fragility
    • Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism 
    • by Dr. Robin DiAngelo
  • Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race 
    • by Debby Irving
  • Reproducing Racism 
    • by Daria Roithmayr
  • There There 
    • by Tommy Orange (novel)
  • Nickel Boys 
    • by Colson Whitehead (historical fiction)
  • Are Prisons Obsolete? 
    • by Angela Davis
  • A Song Flung Up To Heaven 
    • by Maya Angelou
  • The Fire Next Time 
    • by James Baldwin
  • Sula 
    • by Toni Morrison
  • We Want to Do More Than Survive 
    • Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom 
    • by Bettina Love
  • Ain't I a woman
    • black women and feminism 
    • by bell hooks 
  • The End of Policing 
    • by Alex S. Vitale
  • The Almost Sisters 
    • by Joshilyn Jackson (novel)
  • The Water Dancer 
    • by Ta-Nehisi Coates (novel)
  • This is Your Time 
    • by Ruby Bridges
  • Mediocre
    • by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Our Time Is Now 
    • by Stacey Abrams
  • Fledgling 
    • by Octavia E. Butler
  • Racism without Racists
    • Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America 
    • by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • The Sum of Us
    • What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together 
    • by Heather McGhee
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
    • America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (PTSS) 
    • by Dr. Joy DeGruy

Movies/TV shows:

YouTube videos: 

Podcasts and Blogs:

Books/articles I want to read:
  • Beloved (reread), Paradise, and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • Multiracial Cultural Attunement by Kelly Faye Jackson and Gina Miranda Samuels
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor 
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  • Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
  • Simple, Not Easy by Dr. Terrence Roberts
  • A Young People’s History of the U.S.
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • The Social Construction of Whiteness, white women, race matters by Ruth Frankenberg
  • Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World by Jan Goodwin
  • The Education of a White Parent, Wrestling with Race and Opportunity in the Boston Public Schools by Susan Naimark
  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins 
  • How does it feel to be a problem? Being young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi 
  • Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting edited by Michelle Herrera Mulligan and Robyn Moreno 
  • Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Barbara J. Fields and Karen Fields
  • On Being White and Other Lies by James Baldwin (online copied section from a book)
  • Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960 (Historical Studies of Urban America) by Arnold R. Hirsch
  • Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life by David Billings
  • What God Hath Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe
  • Other People's Children
  • Savage Inequalities
  • Site: 18 Books Every White Ally Should Read
  • Site: 16 Books About Race That Every White Person Should Read
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Chain of Change by Mel King 
  • For Us The Living by Mrs. Medgar Evers and Wm. Peters Myrlie 
  • Under Our Skin by Benjamin Watson 
  • Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green 
  • The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward 
  • The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier 
  • Our Black Sons Matter by George Yancy and others 
  • DEAR WHITE PEOPLE by Justin Simien 
  • AMERICA’S ORIGINAL SIN: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis
  • Reconstruction, by the historian Eric Foner
  • YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK, Promoting High Achievement among African-American Students by Theresa Perry and Claude Steele
  • Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History by Eric Foner
  • Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Birth of a white nation : the invention of white people and its relevance today by Jacqueline Battalora
  • Racist America by Feagin, 2014
  • Race & Racisms (Brief Edition) by Golash-Boza, 2016
  • Getting Real about Race by McClure, 2017
  • The Ways of White Folks by L. Hughes
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

I want to read (more) of their work:
  • W.E.B. Dubois
  • Zora Neale Hurston (reread Their Eyes Were Watching God)
  • Maya Angelou

Sources for Independent News:
recommended by a friend for Pairing Wine Tasting with Racial Justice, 1/13/18:
  1. Al-Jazeera
  2. CGTN News
  3. The Young Turks
  4. TeleSur
  5. RT
  6. TRNN (The Real News)
  7. Democracy Now

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