White Like Me by Tim WiseWise's memoir of his own awakening to systematic racism in the United States is a powerful and useful tale for white people to read and reflect on their own experience. From his early upbringing in the south to his education in New Orleans and early days of activism against the David Duke campaigns in the 1990s, Wise explores the ways in which he has succeeded and failed in being an ally to non-white people. But what Wise does best throughout the book is to mark with clarity the ways in which the privilege afforded him by being white created opportunities or nullifed threats that would have existed for him, were he not white. Additionally, he is great at unpackaging the ways in which investment in whiteness doesn't harm just non-whites but does damage to white people as well. For anyone looking to better understand how one can strive to address and engage with the racial strife in this country, Wise's book is a great start.
March Volumes 1-3 by John Robert Lewis
Focus by Arthur Miller
Miller's tale is a classic tale of what it's like to live in another man's shoes but also well layered with reflection by Lawrence as he comes to weigh the meaning behind the white supremacist view and how easily it insinuates itself into the minds of the privileged. Originally published in 1945, there is so much about this book that resonates with the world today that it could have easily been written as today with only slight adjustments.
- Focus by Arthur Miller
- Eservice-Learning: Creating Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement Through Online and Hybrid Courses by Jean Strait
- White Like Me by Tim Wise
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
- Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull
- Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi by John Scalzi
- Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash
- Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
- The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence by Dacher Keltner
- Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine
- Boy by Anna Ziegler
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
- Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
- March: Book 1-3 by John Robert Lewis
- Han Solo by Majorie Li
- Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Birthright, Vol. 4: Family History by Joshua Williamson
- Descender, Volume Three: Singularities by Jeff Lemire
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