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Saslow, Eli

Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a powerful account of Derek Black's journey from white supremacist hero to apostle of tolerance"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BLACK, DEREK SAS

Hill, Marc Lamont

Summary: "Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We've heard the individual stories. Now a leading public intellectual and acclaimed journalist offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of America's current state of emergency, finding in these events a larger and more troubling truth about race, class, and what it means to be "Nobody." Protests in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 HIL

Greenblatt, Jonathan

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Drawing on decades of experience in fighting hate through investigative research, education programs, and legislative victories, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League issues a warning on the rise of intolerance in the United States and offers a primer onhow to strike back against hate.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.15 GRE

Hilliard, Chloé

Summary: "Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 HIL

Chambers, Veronica

Summary: This timely book covers the rise of Black Lives Matter and how it has been shaped by United States history, telling the story of how a hashtag became a movement.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 CHA

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.800973 DYS

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: "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. It was Smith's relentless, unfiltered fury that set Kennedy on his heels, reducing him to sullen silence. Kennedy walked away...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

Rankine, Claudia

Summary: "At home and in government, contemporary America finds itself riven by a culture war in which aggression and defensiveness alike are on the rise. It is not alone. In such partisan conditions, how can humans best approach one another across our differences? Taking the study of whiteness and white supremacy as a guiding light, Claudia Rankine explores a series of real encounters with friends and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 RAN

Walters, Wendy S.

Summary: "I have never been particularly interested in slavery, perhaps because it is such an obvious fact of my family's history. The fact that I am descended from slaves is hard to acknowledge on a day-to-day basis, because slavery does not fit with my self-image. Perhaps this is because I am pretty certain I would not have survived it." In the manner of Calvino's Invisible Cities, Wendy Walters...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sarabande Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 WAL

Summary: "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FIR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 FIR

Johnson, Theodore R.

Summary: ""Racism is an existential threat to America," Theodore R. Johnson declares at the start of his profound and exhilarating book. It is a refutation of the American Promise enshrined in our Constitution that all men and women are inherently equal. And yet racism continues to corrode our society. If we cannot overcome it, Johnson argues, while the United States will remain as a geopolitical...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 JOH

Boykin, Keith

Summary: "As the upheaval of 2020 has made clear, America has utterly failed to atone for its original sin of racism. As America turns blacker and browner, the combination of fearful whites, angry and newly empowered blacks, and an inexcusable absence of leadership from Washington has created ideal conditions for conflict. There is a way out of our burning race crisis - but in order to prepare for the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 BOY

Riley, Jason (Jason L.)

Summary: "Black civil rights leaders have long supported ethnic identity politics and prioritized the integration of political institutions, and seldom has that strategy been questioned. In False Black Power?, Jason L. Riley takes an honest, factual look at why increased black political power has not paid off in the ways that civil rights leadership has promised. Recent decades have witnessed a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Templeton Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 RIL

Hagerman, Margaret A.

Summary: American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. In this heated context, sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. In fascinating...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.2 HAG

Glaude, Eddie S.

Summary: "A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 GLA

Benjamin, Ruha.

Summary: "From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity. Far from a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, Benjamin argues that automation has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BEN

Wise, Tim J.

Summary: "In this collection of essays, renowned social-justice advocate Tim Wise confronts racism in contemporary America. Seen through the lens of major flashpoints during the Obama and Trump years, Dispatches from the Race War faces the consequences of white supremacy in all its forms. This includes a discussion of the bigoted undertones of the Tea Party's backlash, the killing of Trayvon Martin,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Publishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 WIS

Bailey, Issac J.

Summary: "An award-winning journalist deals forthrightly with what it means to be black in Trump Country. In A Black Man in Trumpland, South Carolina-based journalist Issac J. Bailey reflects on a wide range of topics that have been increasingly dividing Americans, from police brutality and Confederate symbols to poverty and respectability politics. Bailey has been honing his views on these issues for...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 BAI

Busby, Jill Louise

Summary: A cultural commentator presents this memoir-in-essays in which she provides a deeply personal, razor-sharp critique of white fragility, respectability politics, and all the places where fear masquerades as progress. Jill Louise Busby spent years speaking at academic institutions, businesses, and detention centres on the topics of Race, Power, and Privilege. In 2016, fed up with what passed as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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Baden Kelly, Vanessa

Summary: "Through a series of extraordinary, incisive, often-humorous essays, Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Vanessa Baden Kelly examines what the idea of 'home' means to a Black millennial woman. What are the consequences of gentrification on the life of a young Black woman, and on her ability to raise a family? What does it mean to be part of a lineage, whether it be passed down through names...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Three Room Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 BAD

Summary: "A moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election." -- Amazon.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.8 AME

Serwer, Adam

Summary: "Taking joy in suffering is more human than we'd like to admit. The cruelty of the Trump administration's policies and the ritual rhetorical flaying of his targets are intimately connected. Shared cruelty and the delight it brings are critical moments ofconnection for white supremacists, a fact that is not new. Adam Serwer has been chronicling our political landscape for the last decade. He is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 SER

Johnson, Javon

Summary: "Johnson takes us on a journey and each poem serves as a guide to understanding black life in America... Ain't never not been black is a healing salve, a sonic ointment that soothes the wounds of white supremacy and daily pricks of antiblack racism, reminding us of the beautiful bounty that blackness always has been and always will be"--Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Button Poetry / Exploding Pinecone Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.6 JOH

Currie, Elliott

Summary: "In the United States today, a young black man has a sixteen times greater chance of dying from violence than his white counterpart. Violence takes more years of life from black men than cancer, stroke, and diabetes combined. Even black women are more affected by violence than white men, despite its usual gender patterns. These disparities translate into starkly divergent experiences of life...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 CUR

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