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Articles and books centering race, culture and colonialism

Articles on Intersectionality and Race(ism)

America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us, Adam Serwer

A Primer on Race/ism, Dr. Shay-Akil McLean

Confronting Racist Objects, Logan Jaffe

Decolonization is for Everyone, Nikki La'es (YouTube)

How Race and Gender Interact to Shape Inequality, Dr. Shay-Akil McLean

I'm An Indigenous Woman, & This Is What I Think Of Your "PocaHottie" Costume, Jordan Marie Daniel

Not your spirit animal: Cultural appropriation, misinformation, and the Internet, Donyae

Race/Ethnicity Newletter, New York Times

Racism and Ablism, Isabella Kres-Nash 

The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on GLBTQ Youth of Color, Emily Bridges

The Impact of Racism on Children's HealthPerri Klass

The Intersectionality Wars, Jane Coaston

The Overlooked History of Black People with DisabilitiesVilissa Thompson

The Racial Wealth GapBrian Thompson

Useful Ways to Give Support Without Tweeting, Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Who Gets to be Afraid in America, Ibram X. Kendi

Why Algorithms Can be Racist and Sexist, Rebecca Heilweil (white author)

Why Black Trans People Can't Trust Doctors to Save Our Lives, Devin-Norelle

Why Won't We Let Black Girls Be Children, A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Articles on Historical Context

 

Black & Indigenous People Have More Shared History Than You’d Think, Eryn Wise

My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant, Jose Antonio Vargas

Thanksgiving: The National Day of Mourning, Allen Salway

The 1619 Project

The American Nightmare, Ibram X. Kendi

The Case for Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Death of George Floyd in Context, Jelani Cobb

The Injustice of this Moment is Not an Aberration, Michelle Alexander

The Unmattering of Black Lives, Kimberlé Crenshaw

Articles on Whiteness

 

Confronting Racism is Not About the Needs and Feelings of White PeopleIjeoma Oluo

How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism, Elly Belle (white author)

How White Women Use Themselves as Instruments of Terror, Charles Blow

So You Want to Fight White Supremacy, Ijeoma Oluo

The Culture of Whiteness, James Mulholland (white author)

The Most Dangerous Person in America is the White Woman, Danielle Slaughter

The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy, Yawo Brown

The Year I Gave Up White Comfort: An Ode to my White "Friends" on Being Better to Black Womxn, Rachel Ricketts 

When Feminism is White Supremacy in Heels, Rachel Cargle

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh

Why White Women Need to Get Out of the Way, Rachel Rickets

Your White Education, Tiffany Jana

Nonfiction Books

Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Noble

An Indigenous People's History of the United States, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Breathe: A Letter to My Sons, Imani Perry

Eloquent Rage, Brittney Cooper

Fatal Intervention, Dorothy Roberts

Hood Feminism, Mikki Kendall

How To Be Antiracist, Ibram X, Kendi

How We Fight for Our Lives, Saeed Jones

Me and White Supremacy, Layla Saad

Notes on a Native Son, James Baldwin

On Intersectionality, Kimberlé Crenshaw

Rage Becomes Her, Soraya Chemaly 

Rage Inside The Machine, Rob Smith (white author)

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde

So You Wanna Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, Michael Dyson

Tell Me Who You AreWinona Guo and Priya Vulchi

The Condemnation of Blackness, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The History of White PeopleNell Irvin Painter

The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House, Audre Lorde

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and PowerDesmond Cole

The Warmth of Other SunsIsabel Wilkerson

They Were Her Property, Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Undoing Border Imperialism, Harsha Walia

Waiting Til The Midnight Hour, Peniel E. Jospeh

White Fragility, Robin Diangelo (white author)

White Negroes: When Cornrows Were In Vogue, Lauren Michele Jackson

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial DivideCarol Anderson

White Tears, Brown Scars, Ruby Hamad

Why I'm No Longer Talking About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge

 

 

Memoir Books

 

Assata An Autobiography, Assata Shakur

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Book of Delights, Ross Gay

Good Talk, Mira Jacobs

From the Ashes, Jesse Thistle

Heavy: An American Memoir, Kiese Laymon

Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching, Michael Denzel Smith

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for WhitenessAustin Channing Brown

Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

Love Thy Neighbour, Ayaz Virji

March, John Lewis

Nigger, Dick Gregory

No Ashes in the Fire, Darnell L. Moore

She Came to Slay, Erica Armstrong Dubar

Survival Math, Mitchell S. Jackson 

Well Read Black Girl, curated by Gloria Edim

When They Call You a Terrorist, Patrisse Cullors & ashe bandele

Fiction Books

AmericanahChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Erasure, Percival Everett

On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong

Song of the Shank, Jeffery Renard Allen

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead

There There, Tommy Orange

The Traveller, Regina Porter

The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Poetry Books

Beating the Graves, Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Be Holding, Ross Gay

Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

Her Blue Body, Warsan Shire

Homie, Danez Smith

Post Colonial Love Poem, Natalie Diaz

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, Warsan Shire

The Fire This Time, Jesmyn Ward

Wade in the Water, Tracy K. Smith