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Reading List: Race, Diversity & Inclusion

by Laura Gleason on 2020-06-12T17:08:00-06:00 in Ethnic Studies, Literature and Literary Criticism, Political Science, History | Comments
The word "racism" spelled out in Scrabble tiles
In recent days, you may have seen an essay in the New York Times by Ibram X. Kendi called "An Anti-Racist Reading List," a collection of books that can inform our understanding of racism in America. The list is specifically geared to anti-racism, described by Kendi in this quote from his essay:

"No one becomes “not racist,” despite a tendency by Americans to identify themselves that way. We can only strive to be “antiracist” on a daily basis, to continually rededicate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage." 
                                                                  - Ibram X. Kendi


The Library has many books on this topic from Kendi's list and more available to borrow:*
Cover ArtWaiting 'Til the Midnight Hour by Peniel E. Joseph
Call Number: E185.615 .J68 2006
ISBN: 9780805075397
Publication Date: 2006-07-25



Cover ArtSister Outsider by Audre Lorde; Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
Call Number: PN49 .D44 2000
ISBN: 9781580911863
Publication Date: 1984



Cover ArtFatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century by Dorothy Roberts
Call Number: GN269 .R64 2011
ISBN: 9781595584953 
Publication Date: 2011-07-05
Call Number: HV9950 .F67 2018
ISBN: 9780374537449
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
Cover ArtBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Call Number: E185.615 .C6335 2015
ISBN: 9780812993547
Publication Date: 2015-07-14


Cover ArtThe Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist
Call Number: E441 .B337 2014
ISBN: 9780465002962
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Cover ArtReconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner
Call Number: E668 .F66 1988
ISBN: 006091453X
Publication Date: 1989-03-08
Cover ArtThe Condemnation of Blackness by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Call Number: HV6197.U6 M85 2010
ISBN: 9780674035973
Publication Date: 2010-02-15



Cover ArtThe Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Call Number: E185.61 .R8185 2017
ISBN: 9781631492853
Publication Date: 2017-05-02



Cover ArtThe Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Call Number: E185.6 .W685 2010
ISBN: 9780679444329
Publication Date: 2010-09-07



Cover ArtI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou,
Call Number: PS3551.N464 Z466
Publication Date: 1970

 * This list of books does not represent all the books available on this topic in the collections of Idaho State University Libraries. 


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