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SELECTED ANTIRACISM RESOURCES
African-American History & Studies
Bennett, LeRone. Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America. 25th Anniversary Edition, Penguin Press, 1961.
Blackmon, Douglas, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Anchor Books, 2008.
DuBois, W.E.B., The Souls of Black Folk. Penguin Books, 1903, 1989.
Franklin, John Hope, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans. Vintage Press, 1961.
Marable, Manning, Race, Reform & Rebellion: The 2nd Reconstruction in Black America, 1945-1990. 2nd Ed,University of Mississippi Press, 1991.
Muhammad, Khalil, Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America. Harvard University Press, 2010.
Robinson, Randall, The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks. Plume, 2000.
Wilkerson, Isabelle, The Warmth of Other Suns. Vintage Books (now paperback & audiobook), 2010.
Woodson, Carter G., The Mis-Education of the Negro. Trenton, NJ, Africa World Press, 1933, 1990.
Asian-American History & Studies
Chou, Rosalind S. & Joe R. Feagin, The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism. Paradigm Publisher, 2008.
Takaki, Ronald, Strangers From a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans. Little Brown, 1998.
Latino/a History & Studies
Acuna, Rodolfo, Occupied America, A History of Chicanos. Pearson, 3rd Edition. 1987.
Gonzalez, Juan, Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (revised edition). Penguin Books, 2000, 2011.
“Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America,”http://player.vimeo.com/video/48145023
Martínez, Elizabeth, De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century. South End Press, 1998.
Quiñones-Rosado, Raúl, “Hispanic or Latino? The Struggle for Identity in a Race-based Society,” The Diversity Factor, Vol. 6, No. 4, Elsie Y. Cross Associates, Inc., Philadelphia PA, 1998.
Rodríguez, Victor M, Latino Politics in the United States: Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in the Mexican American and Puerto Rican Experience. Kendall Hunt, 2005.
Native-American History & Studies
Jaimes, M. Annette, The State of Native American Genocide, Colonization & Resistance. South End Press, 1992.
White History & Studies
Allen, Theodore, Invention of the White Race. Verso Books, Vol. I - 1994, Vol II - 1997.
Brodkin, Karen, How Jews Became White Folks & What That Says About Race in America. Rutgers University Press, 3rd ed. 2000.
Hitchcock, Jeff, Lifting the White Veil. Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, 2011.
Hughes, Langston, The Ways of White Folks. Vintage Books, 1990.
Ignatiev, Noel, How the Irish Became White. Routledge, 1995.
Kinchelow, Joe. L., White Reign: Deploying Whiteness in America. St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
Lipsitz, George, The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Benefit from Identity Politics. Temple University Press, 1998.
Painter, Nell Irvin, The History of White People, New York, WW Norton, 2010.
Terry, Robert, For Whites Only. Wm. B. Eardmans Publishing Co, June 1975.
History of Racism - General
Aptheker, Herbert, Anti-Racism in U.S. History. Praeger, 1993.
Gossett, Thomas, Race: The History of an Idea in America. Pendulum Press, 1987.
Gross, Ariela J., What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America. Harvard Univ. Press, 2008
Hacker, A, Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal. New York: Ballantine, 1992.
Higgenbotham, Leon A. Jr., In the Matter of Color: Race and The American Legal Process: The Colonial Period. Oxford, 1980.
Jordan, Winthrop D, The White Man’s Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in America. Oxford, 1974.
Katznelson, Ira, When Affirmative Action Was White. WW Norton, 2005.
Lopez, Ian Haney, White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race. NYU Press, 1999.
Lui, Meizhu, et al., The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Wealth Divide. New York, New Press, 2006.
Montagu, Ashley, Man’s Most Dangerous Myth, The Fallacy of Race. Alta Mira Press, 1942; reissued, 1997.
Moore, Robert B. “Racism in the English Language.” http://www.angelfire.com/or3/tss/raclang.html.
PBS. “Race: The Power of an Illusion.” Los Angeles, California NewsReel. 2005. Episode One: “The Difference Between Us;” Episode Two: The Story We Tell;” Episode Three: The House We Live In.”
Roediger, David R., How Race Survived U.S. History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon. Verso Press, 2008.
Smedley, Audrey and Brian D., Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a World View. Westview Press, 2007.
Takaki, Ronald, Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th Century America. Oxford Press, 1979.
Zinn, Howard, A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present. Harper Perennial Library, 1995.
Racism in Post-Civil Rights U.S.
Alexander, Michelle, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2010.
Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the U.S. Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.
Davis, Kari. “A Girl Like Me.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjy9q8VekmE.
Hedges, Chris and Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction/Days of Revolt. New York, Nation Books, 2012.
Oliver, Melvin L. & Thomas M. Shapiro, Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality. Routledge, 1997.
Roberts, Dorothy E., Fatal Intervention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Re-create Race in the 21st Century. The New Press, 2012.
Root, Marla, Racially Mixed People in America. Sage Publishers, 1992.
Steinberg, Stephen, Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy. Beacon Press, 1995/2001.
Wise, Tim, Color-Blind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity. City Lights Publishing, 2010.
Racism and Education
Derman-Sparks, Louise, Carole Brunson Phillips, Asa G. Hillard III,
Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach. Teachers College, 1997.
Freire, Paulo, Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Herder & Herder, 1970.
Hale, Janice, Learning While Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African American Children. Johns Hopkins Press, 2001.
Kozol, Jonathan, Savage Inequalities: Children in American Schools. Harper Collins, 1991.
Loewen, James, Lies My teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. New Press, 1995.
New York Collective of Radical Educators. “No Human is Illegal: An Educators Guide for Addressing Immigration in the Classroom. April. 2006. http://www.nycore.org.
Noguera, Pedro and Jean Yonemura Wing, eds., Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in our Schools. Jossey Bass, 2006.
Pollock, Mica, ed., Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School. The New Press, 2008.
Tatum, Beverly D., Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? New York: Basic Books, 1997.
Van Ausdale, Debra & Joe Feagin, The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism. Roman and Littlefield, 2002.
Race and Gender
Davis, Angela, Women, Race, and Class. Random House, 1981.
hooks, bell, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism. South End Press, 1981.
Ware, Vron, Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History. 1992.
Racism and Health/Mental Health & Medicine
Blitz, Lisa and Pender Greene, Mary, Eds., Racism and Racial Identity: Reflections on Urban Practice in Mental Health and Social Services. New York, Haworth Press, 2006.
Hoberman, John, Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism. Univ. of California Press, 2012.
Hoftrichter, Richard & Raji Bhatia, eds., Tackling Health Inequities through Public Health Practice: Theory to Action, Second Edition. Oxford University Press, 2010
Institute of Medicine, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. National Academy Press, 2002.
Leary, Joy, Post-Traumatic Slavery Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. Uptone Press, 2005.
PBS. “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” Los Angeles, California Newsreel, 2008. 4-hour, 7-parts.
Smith, Jeremy, Jason Marsh & Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Are We Born Racist? New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology. Beacon Press, 2010.
Steele, Claude, Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us. WW Norton & Co, 2011.
Sue, D. et al., “Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice,” American Psychologist, Vol. 62, No. 4, 2007.
Washington, Harriet, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. Doubleday, 2007.
Racism and Media
Gonzalez, Juan & Joseph Torres, News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media. Verso, 2011.
Contemporary AntiRacist Analysis and Strategy
Barndt, Joseph, Understanding and Dismantling Racism. Minneapolis MN, Fortress, 2007.
Burrell, Tom, Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority. New York, Smiley Books, 2010.
Calderón, JLove, Occupying Privilege: Conversations on Love, Race & Liberation. Love-N-Liberation Press, 2012.
Chisom, Ronald & Michael Washington, Undoing Racism: A Philosophy of International Social Change. PISAB, 1997.
Coss, Ellis, The End of Anger: A New Generation’s Take on Race and Rage. Harper Collins, 2011.
Cushing, Bonnie, et al, eds., Accountability and White AntiRacist Organizing: Stories from Our Work Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, 2010.
Fullilove, Mindy, Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It. One World/Ballantine, 2005.
Kivel, Paul, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Canada, New Society Publishers, 2002.
Okun, Tema, The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know. Information Age, 2010.
Quiñones-Rosado, Raúl, Consciousness in Action: Toward an Integral Psychology of Liberation & Transformation, Ilé Publications, Caguas, PR, 2007.
Radcliffe, Kenneth L., Applying Alcohol Anonymous Principles to The Disease of Racism.
“Anne Braden – Southern Patriot (1924-2006),” First Person Documentary – annebradenfilm.org, appalshop.org, 2012.
Braden, Ann, The Wall Between. University of Tennessee, 1999.
Segrest, Mab, Memoirs of a Race Traitor. South End Press, 1994.
Smith, Lillian, Killers of the Dream. Norton & Co, 1947; re-issued, 1994.
Willis, Teresa Ann, Like a Tree Without Roots. www.atreewithoutroots.wix.com/latwr