“By not running from the books that pain us, we can allow them to transform us. I ran from antiracist books most of my life. But now I can’t stop running after them — scrutinizing myself and my society, and in the process changing both.” Ibram X. Kendi.
UNE Library Services provides access to the following resources, which are suggested starting points to explore the current state of race in the United States.
- Beverly Daniel Tatum. Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
- Carol Anderson. We are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide
- Cedric J. Robinson. Black Marxism: The Making of Black Radical Tradition
- Dorothy Roberts. Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century
- Ibram X. Kendi. How to Be Anti-Racist
- Isabel Wilkerson. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
- Jason Reynolds. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You: A Remix (audiobook)
- Jennifer Harvey. Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America
- Julian Carter. The Heart of Whiteness: Normal Sexuality and Race in America, 1880-1940
- Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow
- Robin DiAngelo. White Fragility: Why It Is So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism
- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States For Young People
- Scene on Radio. Seeing White (podcast)
- Khalil Gibran Muhammad. The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
- Ta-Nehisi Coates. Between the World and Me
- Toni Morrison. The Bluest Eye
- Zora Neal Hurston. Their Eyes Were Watching God
- Wallace Thurman. The Blacker the Berry