The Strategist recently published an article called “7 Anti-Racist Books Recommended by Educators and Activists.” They spoke with black educators, scholars, organizations and activists on the best books to combat racism. From there, they compiled a list of seven key reads.
With everyone asking what they can do to help, we need to remember that change starts from within. Books have the power to change the world.
How to Be Antiracist
From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society–and in ourselves.
This groundbreaking book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serves to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality.
So You Want To Talk About Race
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America.
The New Jim Crow
With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.”
In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.
A troubling study of the role that medical racism plays in the lives of black women who have given birth to premature and low birth weight infants.