Self-Study: Readings and Media

"The first task of whites in these struggles is to be vocal and visible. Often those of us who think we have seen the light on race tend to sit and examine our own souls. That may be a good thing for us to do and it may make us feel better, but it is not going to bring one iota of change in the conditions under which most people of color live or do anything to bring people together across the divide. We must speak out and act publicly and thereby break through what seems to be a solid wall of white resistance." -Anne Braden

Investigating Whiteness

Indigenous Sovereignty

Organizations in this Region

Readings and Media

Abolition of Police & Prisons

Books

  • 1491 by Charles C. Mann
  • A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn
  • Accountability and White Anti-racist Organizing: Stories from our Work by Bonnie Berman Cushing et al.
  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  • Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism and and the Rise of Racist Nationalism by Harsha Walia
  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality by Jordan Flaherty
  • Not A Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • ¡Presente! Latin@ Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice edited by Cristina Tzintzun, Carlos Perez de Alejo, Armulfo Manriquez
  • The Pueblo Revolt by David Roberts
  • The Red New Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth by The Red Nation
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Funded by Incite! Collective
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • We Do This Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba
  • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
  • White Like Me by Tim Wise
  • White Shell Water Place edited by F. Richard Sanchez