Recommendations

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

Books (my favs):
  • Braiding Sweetgrass Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor  (A 28-Day Challenge) by Layla Saad
  • My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem
  • Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • 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 Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • 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)
  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (novel)
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

I appreciated learning from these books too:
  • 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 by James Duane (interview here)
  • 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 Feminismedited 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)

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
  • Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • 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

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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If you have some book/author suggestions related to anti-racism, please post them below. Thanks, DG

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