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Racial Justice and Anti-Racism Resources

This list is being developed by Cottey faculty and staff and is a work-in-progress; it is not meant to be comprehensive or definitive.


Note:  Items on this list are available in print in the library’s collection.

  • Anti-Racism: A Starter Booklist by Library Journal ( added 7/13
  • I’m Still Here:  Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (OverDrive eBook)
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (HV 9950 .A437 2010 and eBook)
  • White Rage by Carol Anderson (E 185.61 .A5438 2016)
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (WGS Collection PS 3551 .N464 1970 and eBook)
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (E 185.61 .B195 and eBook)
  • Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
  • No One is Illegal by Justin Akers Chacon and Mike Davis
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (E 185.615 .C6335 2015 and eBook)
  • Women, Race, Class by Angela Davis
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (HT 1521 .D486 2018 and eBook)
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois (E185.6 D797 1990 and eBook)
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire (LB 880 .F7313 and eBook)
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Fiction FIC GYA and eBook)
  • Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks (WGS Collection E185.86 .H732 1981 and eBook)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (WGS Collection PS 3515 .U780 1969 and eBook)
  • How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (eBook)
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi (eBook)
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele (E 185.97 .K43 A3 2018)
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (WGS Collection PS 3562 O75 S5 1984)
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris (added 7/13)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (Reserve PS 3563 .O8749 B55 1993 or eBook)
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (E 184.A1 O454 2018)
  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz (eBook)
  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine (PS 3568 .A572 C58 2014 and eBook)
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone (YA Lit) (Fiction FIC STO)
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Fiction FIC STE and eBook)
  • A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum (E 185 .625 .T38 2003)
  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas (YA Lit) (Fiction FIC THO)
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker (WGS Collection PS 3573 .A425 C6 1992)
  • Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Fiction FIC WAR)
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Fiction FIC WHI)

Films & Documentaries

Be sure to check out Kanopy through the Cottey Library webpage (Click on “Video & Film” on the right side of the Library’s home page) => Kanopy offers “critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more”! (added 7/13)

Web Sources

From LinkedIn:

As we begin a new work week, we must be cognizant of the emotional exhaustion and frustration that is still heavy within the Black community. This is not a new issue and the resources are plentiful. Now is the time to leverage your privilege for impact. Evolve from being a bystander into an ally. Move beyond corporate statements to meaningful action. Apply the same energy as if you were performing due diligence for a critical business challenge.  I have included some resources below for you to get started.

#DoTheWork #WeNeedYou

    1. Keep this top of mind by subscribing to Ellen McGirt’s RaceAhead Fortune Newsletter on culture and diversity in corporate America:
    2. Engage in self-reflection: Was your organization vocal about racial equity before these tragedies? How many Black leaders have P&L responsibility in your org?
    3. Gain context by reading The New York Times ‘Corporate America has Failed Black America’:
    4. Dive into this treasure trove of anti-racist resources including books for adults and children, podcasts, videos and more:
    5. Understand why uncomfortable conversations are necessary with Catalyst Inc. “Overcoming Conversation Roadblocks”: