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Important Books and Articles to Read

Published: Monday, 15 June 2020

Educate Yourself.

These are difficult times for the Black community, and it’s important to remember that it’s our collective duty to educate ourselves on topics that are far too often ignored, such as systemic racism. Please take the time to read some of these educational books and articles, some of which can be found for free via the University Library.

  • Creating Inclusive Campus Environments for Cross-Cultural Learning and Student Engagement (Shaun Harper)
  • Challenging Racism in Higher Education (Mark Chelser)
  • Intersectionality (Patricia Hill Collins)
  • The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice (Fania E. Davis)
  • The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Carol Anderson)
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism (Robin DiAngelo)
  • How to Be Anti-Racist (Ibram X Kendi)
  • Divided Sisters (Midge Wilson & Kathy Russell)
  • The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
  • They Can’t Kill Us All (Wesley Lowery)
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
  • Fatal INvention (Dorothy Roberts)
  • Locking Up Our Own (James Forman)
  • The Miner’s Canary (Lani Guiner & Gerald Torres)
  • The Wretched of the Earth (Frantz Fanon)