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Listen: NPR's Code Switch
Link: Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma
13th: Available On Netflix
An in-depth documentary on the history of racial inequality in America. --IMDB
I Am Not Your Negro: Available on Amazon Prime
Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. --IMDB
LET IT FALL: Available on Netflix
An in-depth look at the culture of Los Angeles in the ten years leading up to the 1992 uprising that erupted after the verdict of police officers cleared of beating Rodney King. --IMDB
Who much time do you Want for your "Progress"?
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Talking About Race is Hard. Here's Why it's Worth it.
Songs Giving Us Life from Code Switch
Expand your Understanding: Books from the Catalog
All American Boys by "When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend"--OCLC.
Call Number: PZ 7 .R33593 2015
The Hate U Give by Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. - Publisher
How to Be an Antiracist by "[The author] takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas--from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities--that will help readers see . . . [different] . . . forms of racism . . . , understand their . . . consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves"--Publisher
Call Number: E 184 .A1 K344 2019
Just Mercy by The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
Call Number: KF 373 .S743
The New Jim Crow by Argues that mass incarceration of African- and Latino Americans in the United States is a form of social control, and contends the civil rights community needs to become more active in protecting the rights of criminals.
Call Number: HV9950.A437 2012
So You Want to Talk about Race by "A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. In 'So You Want to Talk About Race', ... Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the 'N' word. ... Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E 184 .A1 O454 2018
Stamped from the Beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America by In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis. - from Publisher
Call Number: E 185.61 .K358 2016
Their Eyes Were Watching God by An African-American woman searches for a fulfilling relationship through two loveless marriages and finally finds it in the person of Tea Cake, an itinerant laborer and gambler.
Call Number: PS 3515 .U789 T5 2000
They Can't Kill Us All by Writer Wesley Lowery travels to neglected corners of America to speak to families, local activists, and victims about the cumulative effect racially-biased policing has had on communities, crumbling infrastructures, and failing schools.
Call Number: E185.86 .L69 2016
White Fragility: why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism by "[Explores] the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality"--OCLC.
Call Number: HT 1521 .D486 2018
White Rage by Presents the argument that since the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, when African Americans make advances toward full participation in our democracy, white reaction feeds deliberate and relentless rollback of their progress.
Call Number: E185.61.A5438 2016
Citizen: An American Lyric by "Claudia Rankine's new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV--everywhere, all the time"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: PS 3568 .A572
The Bluest Eye by An eleven-year-old African-American girl in Ohio, in the early 1940s, prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be beautiful. - Publisher
Call Number: PS3563.O8749 B55 1994
The Fire Next Time by A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature. - Publisher
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