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Continuing the journey for racial justice

By Divya Amladi
Graphic: Emily Eberly/Oxfam

Let’s keep educating ourselves about racial inequality and white supremacy

The dangerous riots at the US Capitol last week highlighted again the need to understand white supremacy and how it manifests in our culture. Here are recommendations from our staff for books, documentaries, and podcasts that challenge our assumptions about race and social structures. And in case you missed it, here are additional resources we offered this summer.

Books

An African American and Latinx History of the United States, by Paul Ortiz

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, by Eddie Glaude

Caste: The Origin of our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

How to be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial divide, by Crystal M. Fleming

Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America, by Michael Eric Dyson

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work, by Tiffany Jewell

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, by Charlene Carruthers

Waiting ’til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, by Peniel Joseph

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color, by Ruby Hamad

Documentaries

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (PBS)

Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution (PBS)

A Love Song for Latasha (Netflix)

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap (Netflix)

Freedom Riders (PBS)

John Lewis: Good Trouble (Amazon)

Let the Fire Burn (PBS)

Paris is Burning (Netflix)

Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement (Amazon)

Strong Island (Netflix)

John Lewis: Good Trouble (Amazon)

Podcasts

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Afroqueer Podcast

Come Through

Justice in America

Nice White Parents

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu

Scene on Radio, season 2, Seeing White

There Goes the Neighborhood

Uncivil

Waiting on Reparations


Looking for additional resources? Check out our previous list of recommendations.

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