Reading Resources

Feminism and Black Womxn
The Trouble between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement. New York: Oxford University Press. 2006, Winifred Breines
When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America, by Paula Giddings
Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, Audrey Lorde
This Bridge Called My Back, Cherie Moraga, ed. and author; Gloria Andalzúa, ed.
How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Intergenerational Trauma in the Black Community
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Dr. Joy DeGruy
Cultural Appropriation, Microaggression, Othering
Black Looks: Race and Representation, by bell hooks
The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures), by Toni Morrison
Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture by T. Brown, B. Kopano
How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, by Peter Moskowitz
Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation Paperback – January 1, 1997 by Professor Bruce Ziff (Editor)
The Becky Code, Catrice Jackson
Reclaiming Our Space, by Feminista Jones
Black Liberation and Black Power
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, by adrienne maree brown
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narratives of Black Women in America, by Tamara Winfrey Harris
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, by Keeyanga-Yamahhta Taylor
Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: an Organizing Guide, by Daniel Hunter
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, by Damon Young
Eloquent Rage, by Brittney Cooper
When They Call You a Terrorist, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
Social Political and Cultural Critique
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, by Toni Morrison
Uprooting Racism:  How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, Paul Kivel
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America Apr 23, 2013, by Melissa V. Harris-Perry
Women, Race, & Class Paperback – February 12, 1983, by Angela Y. Davis
The Rich and The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto, by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West
The Source of Self Regard, by Toni Morrison
Historical Perspective on Racism
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, 1st Edition, by Richard Rothstein
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II Reprint Edition by Douglas A. Blackmon
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West
A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn
They Were Her Property, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
Fiction, Poetry, Autobiographies and Memoires by Black Womxn
Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler
What Us Is, by Kellie Richardson
Assata: An Autobiography, by Assata Shakur and Angela Davis
Shake Loose My Skin, by Sonia Sanchez
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay
God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison
Jam on the Vine, by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
Self Help and Self Education for White People
Uprooting Racism:  How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, Paul Kivel
What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy, by Robin Di Angelo
The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-Framing, by Joe R. Feagin
A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn
The History of White People, by Nell Irvin Painter
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
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