Race/Racism

Education
Everyday Anti-Racism, Mica Pollack, Ed.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Friere
The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism, Debra Van Ausdale
Other People’s Children, Lisa Delpit
“Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children, Lisa Delphit
Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation, Christopher Emdin
Sistahs in College: Making a Way Out of No Way, Juanita Johnson-Bailey
We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools, Gary A. Howard
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race, Beverly Daniel Tatum

American/Cultural Studies
Agents of Repression: The FBI’s Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement, Ward Churchill
Asian American Dreams, Helen Zia
Black Looks, bell hooks
How the Irish Became White, Noel Ignatiev
Love and Theft, Eric Lott
Race Matters, Cornel West
Slavery by a Different Name, Douglas Blackmon
The Myth of the Missing Black FatherRoberta L. Coles & Charles Green, Eds.
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
Two Nations, Andrew Hacker
Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African-American Holiday Tradition, Keith A. Mayes
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, Alice Goffman
Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture, Jonathan Mumby

Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, with Alex Haley
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, Manning Marable
A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X, Jared Ball & Todd Steven Burroughs

Science
Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century, Dorothy Roberts
Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty, Dorothy Roberts

Sociological Perspectives
The Moment of Racial Sight, Irene Tucker
Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us, Claude Steele
Body as Evidence: Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender, Janelle Hobson
The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium, Kathy Russell-Cole, Midge Wilson, Ronald E. Hall
A Different Mirror, Richard Takaki
The History of White People, Nell Irvin Painter
The Rise and Fall of the White Republic, Alexander Saxton
Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon
The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class, David R. Roediger

Literature
Black Boy, Richard Wright
Native Son, Richard Wright
Sumitra’s Story, Rukshana Smith
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alverez
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

Photography
The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality, Lorraine Hansberry

This list is by no means exhaustive. Please leave suggestions in the comments section!

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