Since Trayvon Martin was murdered in 2012, we have seen a renewed investment from white people in our community who want tools to help gain a foothold in their struggles to understand the ways that racism and white supremacy opperate in their minds, their families, and the larger world. The most recent police killings have renewed the urgency of the struggle in the minds of many white people and we are getting lots of calls and requests for help. Below is a list which is designed to meet a broad variety of reader's needs and experiences. Some of these books, like The Charleston Syllabus address our contemporary moment, some like Waking Up White, How I Shed My Skin, and White Like Me, are first person accounts of how individual white people came to understand themselves as white and to desire an end to white supremacy. These are books we recommend which are all currently in print and available online from us 24/7 or in our store at 1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. (404) 524-0304. We also released a book list for teens and children, which you can find here. There is no time for inaction. We have all the tools we need. Only white people can end white supremacy.
Over 50,000 copies sold of earlier editions Powerful strategies and practical tools for white people committed to racial justice
Witnessing Whiteness invites readers to consider what it means to be white, describes and critiques strategies used to avoid race issues, and identifies the detrimental effect of avoiding race on cross-race collaborations. The author illustrates how racial discomfort leads white people toward poor relationships with people of color.
Turn Uncomfortable Conversations into Meaningful Dialogue
If you believe that talking about race is impolite, or that "colorblindness" is the preferred approach, you must read this book. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence debunks the most pervasive myths using evidence, easy-to-understand examples, and practical tools.
A volume in Educational Leadership for Social Justice Series Editor Jeffrey S. Brooks, University of Missouri-Columbia, Denise E. Armstrong, Brock University; Ira Bogotch, Florida Atlantic University; Sandra Harris, Lamar University; Whitney H.
Chris Crass calls on all of us to join our values to the power of love and act with courage for a world where Black lives truly matter. A world where the death culture of white supremacy no longer devours the lives of Black people and no longer deforms the hearts and souls of white people.
Knowingly and unknowingly we all grapple with race every day. Understanding White Privilege delves into the complex interplay between race, power, and privilege in both organizations and private life. It offers an unflinching look at how ignorance can perpetuate privilege, and offers practical and thoughtful insights into how people of all races can work to break this cycle.
For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction.
More than sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that America’s schools could no longer be segregated by race. Critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley was eleven years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in the state and the school in his small eastern North Carolina town was first integrated.$17.96ISBN: 9781620362082Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Stylus Publishing (VA) - March 2nd, 2015
While we are all familiar with the lives of prominent Black civil rights leaders, few of us have a sense of what is entailed in developing a White anti-racist identity.$24.20ISBN: 9780800662226Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Fortress Press - September 2007
More than 15 years have passed since Joe Barndt wrote his influential and widely acclaimed Dismantling Racism (1991, Augsburg Books). He has now written a replacement volume - powerful, personal, and practical - that reframes the whole issue for the new context of the twenty-first century.$29.95ISBN: 9781784780128Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Verso - June 9th, 2015
How have ideas about white women figured in the history of racism? Vron Ware argues that they have been central, and that feminism has, in many ways, developed as a political movement within racist societies.$26.96ISBN: 9780820349572Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Georgia Press - May 15th, 2016
Follow Charleston Syllabus on Facebook$29.95ISBN: 9781604864809Availability: Special OrderPublished: PM Press - October 5th, 2012A compendium of writings that detail the grassroots actions of social and political activists from the civil rights era of the early 1960s to the present day, this book reviews the major points of intersection between white supremacy and the war machine through historic and contemporary articles from a diverse range of scholars and activists.$16.20ISBN: 9780805050271Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Holt Paperbacks - October 15th, 1996
One of our country's premier cultural and social critics, bell hooks has always maintained that eradicating racism and eradicating sexism must go hand in hand. But whereas many women have been recognized for their writing on gender politics, the female voice has been all but locked out of the public discourse on race.$17.96ISBN: 9781595586438Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: New Press - January 16th, 2012
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness.$26.35ISBN: 9780190229214Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Oxford University Press, USA - May 2015
What does it mean to "act black" or "act white"? Is race merely a matter of phenotype, or does it come from the inflection of a person's speech, the clothes in her closet, how she chooses to spend her time and with whom she chooses to spend it? What does it mean to be "really" black, and who gets to make that judgment?$20.00ISBN: 9781604866544Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: PM Press - May 2013
Organized into four sections, this collection of essays is geared toward activists engaging with the dynamic questions of how to create and support effective movements for visionary systemic change. These essays and interviews present powerful lessons for transformative organizing.$17.09ISBN: 9780465060689Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017
The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated$15.30ISBN: 9781632864130Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016$17.99ISBN: 9781568585987Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017
The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.$13.46ISBN: 9781593764258Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Soft Skull Press - September 13th, 2011
With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere.$51.65ISBN: 9780415916929Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Routledge - February 20th, 1997
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.$16.19ISBN: 9781610394574Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: PublicAffairs - August 26th, 2014The last days of colonialism taught America's revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America's cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops.$43.95ISBN: 9780415913935Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Routledge - June 6th, 1996
Race Traitor brings together voices ranging from tenured university professors to skinheads and prison inmates to discuss the "white question" in America.$35.20ISBN: 9789463004480Availability: Special OrderPublished: Brill - Sense - January 2016
Nominated--Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award 2017.$30.00ISBN: 9780829816075Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Pilgrim Press - May 13th, 2008
Through careful, thoughful examination of the nature and workings of race, racism, and white supremacy, the contributors--an all-white group of theologians, ethicists, teachers, ministers, and activits--have provided a resource that will help white people do their own souls, acknowledging its devasting effects on people of color, and taking their own steps toward it's abolishment.$15.26ISBN: 9781935554660Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Melville House - September 16th, 2011
THE STORY OF SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND LITTLE-KNOWN ACTIVISTS OF THE 1960s, IN A DEEPLY SOURCED NARRATIVE HISTORY
$14.40ISBN: 9780807028025Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - January 3rd, 2017
A New York Times Best Seller
Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.$41.79ISBN: 9780521702591Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Cambridge University Press - February 2010
While overt prejudice is now much less prevalent than in decades past, subtle prejudice - prejudice that is inconspicuous, indirect, and often unconscious - continues to pervade our society. Laws do not protect against subtle prejudice and, because of its covert nature, it is difficult to observe and frequently goes undetected by both perpetrator and victim.$29.65ISBN: 9780813191720Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University Press of Kentucky - August 2006
Anne McCarty Braden (1924--2006) rejected her segregationist, privileged past to become one of the civil rights movement's staunchest white allies. In 1954 she was charged with sedition by McCarthy-style politicians who played on fears of communism to preserve southern segregation.$38.45ISBN: 9780813525907Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Rutgers University Press - October 1998The fashion identities in the context of a wider conversation about American nationhood, to whom it belongs and what belonging means. Race and ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality are all staple ingredients in this conversation.$48.40ISBN: 9781442276239Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - May 9th, 2017
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for--and ultimately justify--racial inequalities. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever.$16.19ISBN: 9781587434006Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Brazos Press - February 14th, 2017
America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin.$20.85ISBN: 9780819233219Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Morehouse Publishing - November 24th, 2016
While the dream of a "Post-Racial" America remains unfulfilled, the struggle against racism continues, with tools both new and old. This book is a report from the front, combining personal stories and theoretical and theological reflection with examples of the work of dismantling racism and methods for creating the much-needed "safe space" for dialogue on race to occur.$24.30ISBN: 9781408870556Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury Circus - November 7th, 2017
Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018
Sunday Times Bestseller
Winner of the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year
Winner of the Jhalak Prize
"This is a book that was begging to be written . . . Essential." --Marlon James$24.30ISBN: 9781580056779Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Seal Press - January 16th, 2018In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America$27.50ISBN: 9780816636341Availability: Special OrderPublished: Univ Of Minnesota Press - August 7th, 2001$14.40ISBN: 9780807047415Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.$48.35ISBN: 9781433111150Availability: BackorderedPublished: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi - May 30th, 2012
What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race? In the face of pervasive racial inequality and segregation, most whites cannot answer that question.