Reading List

General Race, Racism and Privilege

Ani, Marimba. Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior.

Baldwin, James. The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction, 1948-1985.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States.

Churchill, Ward. A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present.

Cohen, Mark Nathan. Culture of Intolerance.

Degruy-Leary, Joy. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.

Doane, Ashley W. and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, eds. White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism.

Dyson, Michael Eric. Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster.

Emerson, Michael and Christian Smith. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America.

Feagin, Joe and Hernan Vera. White Racism.
— and Karyn D. McKinney. The Many Costs of Racism.

hooks, bell. Killing Rage, Ending Racism.

Jensen, Derrick. The Culture of Make Believe.

Jhally, Sut and Justin Lewis. Enlightened Racism: The Cosby Show, Audiences and the Myth of the American Dream.

Johnson, Allan. Privilege, Power and Difference.

Kendall, Francie. Understanding White Privilege.

Kivel, Paul. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Equity.

Kozol, Jonathan. Amazing Grace.

Lewis, Michael. The Culture of Inequality.

Lipsitz, George. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness.

Massey, Douglas and Nancy Denton. American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass.

Perea, Juan, ed. Immigrants Out! The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States.

Robinson, Randall. Quitting America: The Departure of a Black Man from His Native Land.

Singley, Bernestine. When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories.

Steinberg, Stephen. The Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity and Class in America.

Tatum, Beverly Daniel. Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Thandeka. Learning to Be White: Money, Race and God in America.

Trenka, Jane Jeong, et al. Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption.

Winbush, Raymond, ed. Should America Pay? Slavery and the Raging Debate On Reparations.

Wise, Tim. Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male.

History of Race, Racism and Whiteness

Allen, Theodore. The Invention of the White Race, Volume I and Volume 2.

Blackmon, Douglas. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War Two.

Brodkin, Karen. How Jews Became White Folks.

Brundage, W. Fitzhugh. The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory.

Dray, Philip. At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America.

Drinnon, Richard. Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian Hating and Empire Building.

Guglielmo, Jennifer and Salvatore Salerno, eds. Are Italians White? How Race is Made in America.

Horsman, Reginald. Race and Manifest Destiny.

Ignatiev, Noel. How the Irish Became White.

Jordan, Winthrop. The White Man’s Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States.

Loewen, James. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.
Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism.

Rodney, Walter. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.

Roediger, David. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class.

Rubio, Philip. A History of Affirmative Action: 1619-2000.

Takaki, Ron. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America.

Taylor, Gary. Buying Whiteness: Race, Class and Identity from Columbus to Hip-Hop.

Washington, Harriet. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.

White Anti-Racism

Aptheker, Herbert. Anti-Racism in U.S. History: The First Two Hundred Years.

Brown, Cynthia Stokes. Refusing Racism: White Allies and the Struggle for Civil Rights.

Braden, Anne. The Wall Between.

Curry, Constance, et al. Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement.

DeCaro, Louis, Jr. John Brown: The Cost of Freedom.

Fosl, Catherine. Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South.

Schultz, Debra. Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement.

Segrest, Mab. Memoir of a Race Traitor.

Smith, Lillian. Killers of the Dream.

Stanton, Mary. Freedom Walk: Mississippi or Bust.
From Selma to Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo.

Stringfellow, William. My People is the Enemy.

Thompson, Cooper, Emmett Schaeffer, and Harry Brod. White Men Challenging Racism: 35 Personal Stories.

Thompson, Becky. A Promise and a Way of Life: White Antiracist Activism.

Wise, Tim. White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.

Responding to the Right

Armour, Jody David. Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Cost of Being Black in America

Brown, Michael K. et al. Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society.

Fischer, Claude, et al. Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve Myth.

Graves, Joseph. The Race Myth: Why we Pretend Race Exists in America.

Race and Education

Anyon, Jean. Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education and a New Social Movement.

Blau, Judith. Race in the Schools: Perpetuating White Dominance?

Calderon, JLove and Marcella Runell Hall. Love, Race and Liberation: Till the White Day is Done

Derman-Sparks, Louise and Carol Brunson Phillips. Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach.

Feagin, Joe, Hernan Vera and Nikitah Imani. The Agony of Education: Black Students in White Colleges and Universities.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

Gutstein, Eric and Bob Peterson. Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers.

Hilliard, III, Asa, ed. Testing African American Students.

Kailin, Julie. Antiracist Education: From Theory to Practice.

Perry, Theresa, Claude Steele and Asa Hilliard III. Young Gifted and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students.

Pollock, Mica. Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School.

Steele, Claude. Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do.

Van Ausdale, Debra and Joe Feagin. The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism.

Wise, Tim. Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White

Race and Economics

Conley, Dalton. Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth and Social Policy in America

Gilens, Martin. Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy.

Marable, Manning. How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America.

McDermott, Monica. Working-Class White: The Making and Unmaking of Race Relations.

Mills, Charles. From Class to Race: Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism.

Oliver, Melvin and Thomas Shapiro. Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality.

Ryan, William. Equality.

Race and Criminal Justice

Cole, David. No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Justice System.

Harris, David A. Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work.

Mann, Coramae Richey. Unequal Justice: A Question of Color.

Miller, Jerome. Search and Destroy: African American Males in the Criminal Justice System.

Reiman, Jeffrey. The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class and Criminal Justice.