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Learn About Race

Books

  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • An American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous by Haki Madhubuti
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
  • How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Push Out by Monique Morris
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tantum, PhD
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo, PhD

Films and Shows

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay)
  • A Lesson Before Dying (Joseph Sargent)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
  • Get Out (Jordan Peele)
  • Harriet (Kasi Lemmons)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)
  • Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
  • Queen (Alex Haley)
  • Queen and Slim (Melina Matsoukas)
  • Rosewood (John Singleton) 
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay)
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay)

Podcasts

  • 1619 (New York Times)
  • About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge)
  • Code Switch (NPR)
  • Good Ancestor Podcast (Layla F. Saad)
  • Identity Politics (Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali)
  • Pod Save the People  (Crooked Media)
  • Scene on Radio: Season 2 (Duke Center for Documentary Studies)
  • Still Processing (New York Times)
  • The Daily (various episodes) (New York Times)
  • Yo, Is This Racist? (Earworlf)