Resources on race and racism

From our faculty, adjuncts and graduate students, what follows is a list of recommended resources on race and racism:

  • Michelle Alexander. 2020. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. NY: The New Press.
  • Carol Anderson. 2017. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.
  • Jabari Asim.  We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival.
  • Angela Y. Davis.  Are Prisons Obsolete?
  • Alice Goffman. 2014. On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City.
  • Ibram X. Kendi. 2017. Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.
  • Editor Wahneema Lubiano. The House that Race Built: Original Essays by Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Cornel West…..
  • Ijeoma Oluo. 2019. So You Want to Talk about Race.
  • Victor Rios. 2011. Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys. NY: NY University Press.
  • David Roediger. The Wages of Whiteness.
  • Richard Rothstein. 2018. The Color of Law.
  • Dorceta Taylor. Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility.
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.  Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership.

A comprehensive list of anti-racism resources directed towards white people that was posted on Teaching with a Sociological Lens can be found here.