A Toolkit for Anti-racism Allies
James Baldwin said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Eradicating racism requires deep and meaningful personal and systemic change. Here are some resources that illuminate systems of race, privilege, and power as well as how to enact change in ourselves and our institutions. This list contains ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming videos. Annotations provided by Kirkus Reviews, unless otherwise noted. (Created May 2020)
Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man
"You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have." So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. There is a fix, Acho says. But in order to access it, we're going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations. Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, that many white Americans are afraid to ask - yet which everyone needs the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the readers curiosity - but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight. (NoveList)
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White Tears Brown Scars
An exhaustive look at how White women perpetuate White supremacy at the expense of women of color.
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist chronicles the formation and fortunes of social hierarchy
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The essential guide to understanding how racism works and how racial inequality shapes black lives, ultimately offering a road-map for resistance for racial justice advocates and antiracists. (Publisher)
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So You Want to Talk About Race
Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism. A local author who won the Washington State Book Award in 2019 for Nonfiction.
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So You Want to Talk About Race
Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism. A local author who won the Washington State Book Award in 2019 for Nonfiction. (Always available)
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When George Yancy penned a New York Times article entitled "Dear White America," he knew that he was courting controversy. Here, Yancy chronicles the ensuing blowback as he seeks to understand what it was that created so much rage among so many white readers. (Publisher)
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Explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. (Publisher)
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"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?"
Tatum illuminates ``why talking about racism is so hard'' and what we can do to make it easier, leaving her readers more confident about facing the difficult terrain on the road to a genuinely color-blind society.
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When They Call You A Terrorist
A founder of Black Lives Matter chronicles growing up sensitive and black in a country militarized against her community.
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