Adult Non-fiction - Racial Equity

Here is a list of non-fiction books for adults that includes history, biography, and workbooks on the topic of racial equity.

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Freedom is a constant struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement - Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-

Summary: In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression...

Contents: Progressive struggles against insidiuous capitalist individualism -- Ferguson reminds us of the importance of a global context -- We have to talk about systematic change -- On Palestine, G4S, and...

Our history is the future : Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of indigenous resistance - Estes, Nick,

Summary: In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest...

Contents: Siege -- Origins -- War -- Flood -- Red power -- Internationalism -- Liberation.

Unapologetic : a Black, queer, and feminist mandate for radical movement - Carruthers, Charlene A., 1985-

Summary: "Unapologetic is a 21st century guide to building a Black liberation movement through a Black queer feminist lens"--

Contents: All of us or none of us -- Reviving the Black radical imagination -- A case for reimagining the Black radical imagination -- Three commitments -- Five questions -- The Chicago model -- The mandate.

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness - Alexander, Michelle.

Summary: "As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been...

Contents: The rebirth of caste -- The lockdown -- The color of justice -- The cruel hand -- The new Jim Crow -- The fire this time.

When they call you a terrorist (Book Club Kit): a Black Lives Matter memoir - Khan-Cullors, Patrisse,

Summary: A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's...

Contents: Woodmere Book Club Kit contains 8 hardcovers

Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor - Saad, Layla F,

Summary: "When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would become a cultural movement. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors,...

Contents: Welcome to the work. A little about me ; What is white supremacy? ; Who is this work for? ; What you will need to do this work ; How to use this book ; Self-care, support, and sustainablity -- The...

Between the world and me (LARGE PRINT) - Coates, Ta-Nehisi.

Summary: A profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a black father for his son, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates...

How to be an antiracist - Kendi, Ibram X.,

Summary: ""The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it." Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial...

Contents: Definitions -- Dueling consciousness -- Power -- Biology -- Ethnicity -- Body -- Culture -- Behavior -- Color -- White -- Black -- Class -- Space -- Gender -- Sexuality -- Failure -- Success --...

Women, race & class - Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-

Summary: A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its...

Contents: 1. The legacy of slavery: standards for a new womanhood -- 2. The anti-slavery movement and the birth of women's rights -- 3. Class and race in the early women's rights campaign -- 4. Racism in the...

Some of my best friends are black : the strange story of integration in America - Colby, Tanner.

Summary: Chronicles the United States' troubling relationship with race as reflected by four historical events, including the integration of a racist Birmingham school system and a Kansas City...

Contents: Letter from a Birmingham suburb -- Bus kid -- Last days -- A place apart -- Oreo -- What can Brown do for you? -- Go Rebels? -- Planning for permanence -- The Berlin Wall of Kansas City -- "Have...

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