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An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism.
Call Number: E184.S75 O79 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by A groundbreaking work of feminst history and theory analyzing the complex relations between various forms of oppression. Ain't I a Woman examines the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminsim.
Call Number: E185.86.H73 A5 1984
Publication Date: 1999-07-01
Between the World and Me by In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis.
Call Number: E185.615 .C6335 2015
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
Beyond Respectability by Beyond Respectability charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals and the evolution of their thought from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s. Eschewing the Great Race Man paradigm so prominent in contemporary discourse, Brittney C. Cooper looks at the far-reaching intellectual achievements of female thinkers and activists like Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, Fannie Barrier Williams, Pauli Murray, and Toni Cade Bambara. Cooper delves into the processes that transformed these women and others into racial leadership figures, including long-overdue discussions of their theoretical output and personal experiences. As Cooper shows, their body of work critically reshaped our understandings of race and gender discourse. It also confronted entrenched ideas of how--and who--produced racial knowledge.
Call Number: E185.89.I56 C66 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-03
Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow by Expanding on the call to action in Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this accessible organizing guide puts tools in your hands to help you and your group understand how to make meaningful, effective change. Learn about your role in movement-building and how to pick and build campaigns that contribute towards a bigger mass movement against the largest penal system in the world. This important new resource offers examples from this and other movements, time-tested organizing techniques, and vision to inspire, challenge, and motivate.
Call Number: HV9950 .H848 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-20
Caste: the Origins of our Discontents by As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not.
Call Number: HT725.U6 W55 2020
Publication Date: 2020-08-04
Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by A leading African American historian of race in America exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy, revealing that leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained it.
Call Number: LC212.42 .W53 2013
Publication Date: 2013-11-21
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.
Call Number: HQ1413.C67 C67 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-20
Faculty of Color: Teaching in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities by The knowledge and insights gained from the experiences of faculty of color helpful strategies for recruitment and retention. Topic including teaching, administration, institutional climate, mentoring, recruitment, relationships with colleagues and students, and research. Includes recommendations that predominantly white colleges and universities can continue to ensure change in substantive ways.
Call Number: LB2332.6 .F33 2006
Publication Date: 2006-06-15
How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.
Call Number: HQ1426 .H689 2017
Publication Date: 2017-12-05
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by The author's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when her parents told her they named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. She grew up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, and has spent her life navigating America's racial divide as a writer, a speaker, and an expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion. While so many institutions claim to value diversity in their mission statements, many fall short of matching actions to words. Brown highlights how white middle-class evangelicalism has participated in the rise of racial hostility, and encourages the reader to confront apathy and recognize God's ongoing work in the world.
Call Number: E185.615 .B7335 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-15
The Inconvenient Indian : a Curious Account of Native People in North America by The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in North America, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other.
Call Number: E77 .K566 2013
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.
Call Number: E76.8 .D86 2014
Publication Date: 2015
The Latino Americans: the 500-year Legacy that Shaped a Nation by Sharing the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others, this book explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a 500-year-span who have made an impact on history.
Call Number: E184.S75 S83 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
The Making of Asian America: A History by The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day. An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, this book shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life in the United States.
Call Number: E184.A75 L43 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation by Are you a racist? -- What is racism? -- Do you oppress? -- What is your racial reality and that of white America? -- Isn't racism a white problem? -- What does in mean to be white? -- What is white privilege? -- How do you develop a nonracist white identity? -- What must you do to combat racism? -- What must society do to combat racism? -- What must people of color do to overcome racism?
Call Number: E185.615 .S84 2003
Publication Date: 2003-07-16
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by The methodology of the late Paulo Freire, once considered such a threat to the established order that he was "invited" to leave his native Brazil, has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm
Call Number: LB880.F73 P4313 2000
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Privilege, Power, and Difference by This brief book is a groundbreaking tool for students and non-students alike to examine systems of privilege and difference in our society. Written in an accessible, conversational style, Johnson links theory with engaging examples in ways that enable readers to see the underlying nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it.
Call Number: HN90.E4 J64 2006
Publication Date: 2005-02-11
Race Matters by Analyzes moral authority and racial debates concerning skin color in the United States
Call Number: E185.615 .W43 1994
Publication Date: 1994-03-29
Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race by Learn to talk about race openly, honestly, and productively. Most people avoid discussion of race-related topics because of the strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitably accompany such conversations. Rather than endure the conflict of racial realities, many people choose instead to avoid the topic altogether, or remain silent when it is raised. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race puts an end to that dynamic.
Call Number: HM1019 .S84 2015
Publication Date: 2016-02-01
The Racial Contract by The Racial Contract is political, moral and epistemological ; The Racial Contract is a historical actuality ; The Racial Contract is an exploitation contract
Call Number: HT1523 .M56 1997
Publication Date: 1997-09-11
Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery by In Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks reflects on the ways in which the emotional health of black women has been and continues to be impacted by sexism and racism. Desiring to create a context where black females could both work on their individual efforts for self-actualization while remaining connected to a larger world of collective struggle, hooks articulates the link between self-recovery and political resistance.
Call Number: RC451.5.N4 H66 2015
Publication Date: 2014-11-04
The Souls of Black Folk by This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind.
Call Number: E185.5 .D817 1969
Strength to Love by This collection of sermons by the American civil rights leader explains his convictions about the conditions and problems of contemporary society.
Call Number: BX6452 .K5 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-15
Tearing down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education by Tearing Down the Gates is a powerful indictment of American education that shows how schools, colleges, and universities exacerbate inequality by providing ample opportunities for advantaged students while shutting the gates on the poor—and even the middle class.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2007-05-29
What Truth Sounds Like by In 1963 Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out James Baldwin to explain the rage that threatened to engulf black America. Baldwin brought along some friends, including playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark, and a valiant activist, Jerome Smith...
Call Number: E185.61 .D996 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-05
Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us by In this work, the author, a social psychologist, addresses one of the most perplexing social issues of our time: the trend of minority underperformance in higher education. With strong evidence showing that the problem involves more than weaker skills, he explores other explanations
Call Number: HM1096 .S736 2010
Publication Date: 2011-04-04
White Fragility by In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
Call Number: HT1521 .D486 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-26
White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era by Steele calls for a new culture of personal responsibility, a commitment to principles that can fill the moral void created by white guilt. White leaders must stop using minorities as a means to establish their moral authority - and black leaders must stop indulging them. The alternative is a dangerous ethical relativism that extends beyond race relations into all parts of American life.
Call Number: E185.615 .S7236 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-29
White Like Me by White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere.
Call Number: E185.615 .W565 2005
Publication Date: 2004-12-21
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And other Conversations About Race by With a discussion guide and a new Epilogue by the author, this is the fifth anniversary edition of the bestselling work on the development of racial identity. Shares real-life examples and current research that support the author's recommendations for "straight talk" about racial identity, identifying practices that contribute to self-segregation in childhood groups.
Call Number: E185.625 .T38 2003
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race by The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.
Call Number: DA125.A1 E33 2018
Publication Date: 2017-11-07