why i'm no longer talking to white people about race
Reni Eddo-Lodge writes about her frustration of the way Britain handles societal issues such as race and how movements were being led by those unaffected. She explores the eradication of black history, white dominance, personal feelings and offers a new framework to understand and counter racism.
me and white supremacy
layla f. saad
This book has been described as an essential read for white people who want to eradicate white supreme but don’t know where to start. It outlines how to use and dismantle privilege, and how actions speak louder than words in terms of hurting black people and other people of color.
Robin Diangelo, an antiracist educator, demystifies common concepts surrounding white fragility and how to address it. Diangelo addresses concerns, effects, how it develops, how it is protected and protects racial inequality, and what to do to engage in a powerful discussion.
so you want to talk about race
Oluo addresses the new uprising of antiracist movements, and the little actions people can do in their everyday lives to help combat racial inequality. It’s an honest conversation about racism that addresses both white people and people of color in order to create a constructive dialogue.
invisible man, got the whole world watching
mychal denzel smith
Mychal Denzel Smith details his personal opinion and encounters with growing up as a black man in the United States, including toxic and black masculinity, mental health and intersectionality.
Claudia Rankie describes encounters with explicit and microaggressions in her personal life and the world around her. She also speaks of the assumptions and expectations it comes with being an American citizen, as well as how to address racist aggression towards black people.
the fire this time
Jesmyn Ward’s book is a response to James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” through a gathering of important black leaders that speak about race, racism and what it looks like today. The author demands for a change through an analysis of our contemporary society within a historical context, noting that racial equality has not yet been reached since Baldwin’s preaching in 1963.
the fire next time
Baldwin made his voice loud and clear in the face of the civil rights movement in the United States 1960s era. This piece recounts personal stories from Baldwin’s childhood in Harlem that consists of 2 letters during the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation.