Readings on Race: Educating Ourselves, Our Communities

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Those in the information community are constantly seeking to broaden their understanding as well as building support for their communities. See below for lists of reading materials  provided by a variety of publishers and libraries on these timely topics. A list of independent, black-owned bookstores appears here

Racial Justice Reads - Odegaard Online Reading Recommendations, University of Washington

Reading for Racial Justice - Manifold, University of Minnesota Press

Race in the United States - Library, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR

Black Lives Matter Reading List - BookTable, Oak Park, IL

10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You - Bustle

The Charleston Syllabus - African American Intellectual History Society (OCLC Member Story)

Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi - Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

Understanding and Dismantling Racism: A Booklist for White Readers - Charis Books & More, Decatur, GA

Anti-Racist Reading List - The Stacks, Bookshop.Org

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus - JSTOR Daily, New York, NY

Smithsonian Scholars Recommend Books, Films and Podcasts About Race - Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, DC