Selected Racial Literacy Resources 

These listings, with current additions, were collected over the course of our 2016 Racial Literacy Series.

Basic Information About Race
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (2016)
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi (2019)
Whiteness and White Privilege
  • Waking up White by Debby Irving. 2014. 
  • Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
    • by Derald Wing Sue. 2010
American History
  • General
    • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn (originally published 1980)
    • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen.
    • National Museum of African American History and Culture. Washington, D.C.
    • National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, D.C.
  • Black Experience
  • Indigenous Experience
    • An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (2014)
    • The Canary Effect: Kill the Indian, Save the Man.
  •  Slavery
    • The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward Baptist. 2014.
  • Jim Crow
    • Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II  by Douglas A. Blackmon.
  • Racial Cleansing
    • Buried in Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America by Elliot Jaspin. 2008
    • Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen. 2005
  • Great Migration
  •  Lynching
  • Interracial Marriage
  • Mass Incarceration
New Jersey History
Princeton, NJ History
Current Awareness
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