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From the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The majority of books recommended below are nonfiction and/or memoirs. Web resources are focused on addressing racial bias in the workplace or higher education (sometimes both). This list is of necessity incomplete and should only be used as a starting point for those seeking further resources and education on topics related to bias, prejudice, and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or nationality. Resources related to discrimination based on gender, sexuality, sexual identity, and disability are forthcoming.


Anti-Racist Literature (Starter)

  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – by Ibram X Kendi
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism- by Robin Diangelo
  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

Anti-Racist Literature (Intermediate)

  • The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America by Anders Walker
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, With a New Preface by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • From #BLACKLIVESMATTER to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Anti-Racist Literature (Topic Specifics)

  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in American City by Matthew Desmond (poverty housing)
  • Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill (police violence and mass incarceration)
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (education, colonialism, ahistoricism)
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum (education, discrimination, bias)
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (housing, segregation, discrimination, redlining)
  • Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy by Darryl Pinckney (voter suppression, black voting)
  • Blackballed by Lawerence Ross (racism on college campuses)
  • Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory (history, culture, white supremacy)
  • Black and Deaf in America: Are We that Different by Ernest Hairston and Linwood Smith (BSL, Black family, education, VR)
  • The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon (colonialism, liberation)
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing by Dr. Joy DeGruy (dehumanization, trauma, healing)
  • Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal (police violence)
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire (education, liberation)
  • Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks (racism and sexism in the classroom)
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morriris (education, discrimination, bias)
  • When Affirmative Action was White: an Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth Century America by Ira Katznelson (economic, government policies, discrimination)
  • The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
  • Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago by Rashad Shabazz (incarceration, segregation, identity)

Anti-Racist Literature (Biographies, Non-Fiction Novels, Personal Narratives)

  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X, Alex Haley, et al.
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Killing rage: Ending Racism by Bell Hooks
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • God Knows His Name: The True Story of John Doe No. 24 by Dave Bakke
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Pages from a Black Radical’s Notebook: A James Boggs Reader edited by Stephen M. Ward
  • Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison
  • Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • Solitary by Albert Woodfox
  • River Of Blood: American Slavery From The People Who Lived It. Interviews & Photographs of Formerly Enslaved African Americans edited by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams
  • The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  • The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind

Anti-Racist Lit (Black Feminism)

  • How We Get Free: Black Feminism and Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by Bell Hooks, Adenrele Ojo, et al.
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittany Cooper
  • In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens by Alice Walker
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  • Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis
  • Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur and Angela Davis
  • Love WITH Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse edited by Aishah Shahidah Simmons
  • Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Anti-Racist Lit ( Black LGBTQI+)

  • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  • Zami: A New Spelling of My Name- A Biomythography by Audre Lorde
  • Real Life: A Novel by Brandon Taylor
  • Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers
  • No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies by E. Patrick Johnson
  • Since I Laid My Burden Down by Brontez Purnell
  • The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin
  • No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L. Moore
  • The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie
  • Black Girl Dangerous: On Race, Queerness, Class and Gender by Mia McKenzie
  • Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology edited by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
  • How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Anti-Racist Literature (Fiction/Novel)

  • Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison
  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin
  • Roots by Alex Haley
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker


Native Americans


  • Hunger of Memory
  • In the Country We Love: My Family Divided
  • The Book of Unknown Americans

Immigrant stories

  • American Like Me
  • Becoming American

Multiple Identities

  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Understanding Bias in the Workplace

Higher Ed

Race and Criminal Justice

Discussing and Understanding Race