Books to read if you’re looking to further educate yourself or you don’t fully get what is going on with race, white supremacy, and police in America.
We are currently living through a time of great change and we all want to end up on the right side of history. I have complied a list of 15 books that provide greater clarity and context to the racial climate today. Many I have personally read, while others are on my reading list. Regardless knowledge is power.
Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice by David M. Oshinsky
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
White Rage by Carol Anderson
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad and Robin DiAngelo
I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
You can find the list to purchase these books at this amazon link.