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Anti-Racist and Social Justice Resources
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Welcome to Participant Observer repository of social justice resources that educate, illuminate, enlighten and facilitate action. Learn and then do! Updated and expanded weekly.

Anti-racism, social justice and "People of Color" experience reads and resources:

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Two Faced Racism: Whites in the Backstage and Frontstage by Leslie Houts Picca and Joe R. Faegin. Many consider universities and colleges bastions of liberalism equality but these journal entries collected from white students at 28 different colleges paint a different picture.

The Ethnic Project: Transforming Racial Fiction into Ethnic Factions by Vilna Bashi Treitle A historical look at the successive waves of immigration and their changing hierarchical positions in American society due to patterns of discrimination.

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

Racist America: Roots Current Reality & Future Reparations by Joe R. Faegin. Based on 200 recent studies, a closer look at how racism is woven into American culture. Becoming anti-racist begins with examining our own myths and beliefs.

White Rage by Carol Anderson. A look at the extreme and sometimes violent backlash against Black progress in America.

Black Americans by Alphonso Pinkney. A sociological look at black experience in America and socio-economic and political mechanism that impede justice and equality.

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Maryann Erigha. The award winning book on how black bodies were and are sacraficed for our health.

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City by Elijah Anderson Gain a better understanging of the effects of poverty, lack of opportunity and de-facto segregation has on black communities.

The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Woodson. Many consider that the royal road to achievement is education. But what if education is more a matter of indoctrination than empowerment? This classic book lays out the repercussions.

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Hinton. The system is not accidental.

The N Word: Who Can Say, Who Shouldn’t and Why by Jabari Asim. The legacy of a work. If you are confused about the matter, this should help.

My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass. As African American scholar The most influential African American of the nineteenth century, Douglass made a career of agitating the American conscience.

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele. A memoir written by Patrisse Khan-Cullors who is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. A hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America

How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal M. Fleming. "Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change."

The Hidden Rules of Race: Barrier to an Inclusive Economy by Andrea Flynn, Susuan R. Holmberg, Dorian T. Warren, and Felicia J. Wong.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum. A psychologist looks at the psychology of Racism

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Noble. It is often the most taken-for-granted things that are most worrisome.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Policing is just one aspect of an entire system of racial justice.

Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. A now classic text on race and racism both diagnoses and offer solutions for structural inequities. 5th Edition with new material.

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington

Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney López

Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy by Darryl Pinckney

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, a multi-award winning book by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

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