Michael Bronski’s sweeping history weaves “queer” trough the history of the US. The book draws upon primary documents, literature and cultural histories.
In the form of a letter to is son, Coates’ memoir provides a powerful framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crises, with “race” at its center.
An antiracist booklist grouped by target age of reader created by the Vermont Department of Libraries.
A list of children’s books that discuss race and racism from Charis Books and More in Decatur, GA.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author, Isabel Wilkerson, examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and how our lives today remain defined by a hierarchy of divisions.
While the week of free screening of the documentary, “Coded Bias” (about widespread bias in artifical intelligence), for the state of Vermont has passed, links are provided to other virtual showings as well as an hour-long discussion between the “Coded Bias” producer/director, cast member, and professors at VT institutions.
A Pinterest board of books about race and diversity.
Physician Jonathan Metzl reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences— even for the white populations they promise to help.
Together with writer, raconteur, and theater artist S. Bear Bergman, Bornstein collects and contextualizes the work of trans and genderqueer forward thinkers — voices from the stage, the streets, the workplace, the bedroom, and the pages and websites of respected mainstream news sources. Gender Outlaws includes essays, commentary, comic art, and conversations from a diverse group of trans-spectrum people.
A list of movies that tell stories of the United States’ racist past and present.
Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America— but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Kendi’s site also includes a discussion guide for the book, including questions and an antiracism reading list and syllabus.
This novel takes in 30 years in the lives of a group of friends, who start out preaching and singing in Harlem churches, survive (or do not survive) incest, war, poverty, the civil-rights struggle, as well as wealth, love, and fame— in Korea, Africa, Birmingham, New York, and Paris.
Mab Segrest’s memoir weaves together histories of African-American, Jewish, feminist and LGBT activists who emerged in the 1970s.
A continually updated list of poems on the topic of social justice.
Lorde asserts the necessity of communicating the experience of marginalized groups to make their struggles visible in a repressive society. She emphasizes the need for different groups of people (particularly White and African-American women) to find common ground in their lived experience, but also to face difference directly, and use it as a source of strength. Includes the famous essay “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House.”
A list of fifteen young adult books that address inequity, equality, and organizing.
A book by Richard Rothstein that describes how local, state, and federal government policies have been intentionally perpetuating segregation for centuries.
Leading Harvard social psychologist and expert on the science underlying bias and racism, Dr. Robert Livingston’s book The Conversation is an essential tool for individuals, organizations, and communities to jump-start dialogue on racism and bias and to transform well-intentioned statements on diversity into concrete actions.
Morrison’s Nobel Prize lecture keenly and eloquently describes the importance of language in our lives. The lecture — an audio recording of which is available on the Nobel Prize website — is a fable about the power of language to elucidate and cloud, to oppress and liberate, to honor and sully, and to both quantify and be incapable of capturing a human experience.
Tracing a new labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from across the globe, “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now” is an urgent, illuminating look at globalization as seen through the eyes of workers-activists: small farmers, fast-food servers, retail workers, hotel housekeepers, home-healthcare aides, airport workers, and adjunct professors who are fighting for respect, safety, and a living wage.
hooks’ fourth book of many (all recommended) crosses disciplinary lines to address, in plain language, major debates about culture, race, and gender.
Writer and performer from Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism.
An article announcing the release of a comic book titled “Turner Family Stories” that will be published in summer 2021, that tells the story of the Turner family through 1983 interviews with Daisy Turner about her family history.