Promoting Racial Unity and Equity and Fighting Racial Prejudice, Discrimination, and Violence

Some suggested resources


An Antiracist Reading List (NYTimes) 

 If You Want to Learn About Anti-Racism, These 10 Books Are a Start (Esquire)

10 books about Race to Read Instead of Asking a Person of Color to Explain Things to You

A compilation of resources for white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now.

Anti-Racism Resources

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Collection of poems from LitHub

Let the World Be a Black Poem: Poetry at a Time of Protest 


White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – DiAngelo, Robin

So You Want to Talk About Race – Oluo, Ijeoma

How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi

Police Brutality: An Anthology – Jill Nelson

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States – Edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-la itn Price, Foreword by Alicia Garza (currently a free ebook from Haymarket Books)

They can’t kill us all – Wesley Lowery

Between the World and Me – Ta’Nehisi Coates

What truth sounds like…our unfinished conversation about race in America – Michael Eric Dyson

When they call you a terrorist: A Black Lives Matter memoir – Patriss Kahn-Cullors and Asha Bandele

Twelve million Black Voices – Richard Wright

The Color of Law: A forgotten history of how our government segregated America – Richard Rothstein

The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness – Michelle Alexander

The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin

Superior: The Return of Race Science – Angela Saini

Racism: A very short introduction – Ali Rattansi


The Case for Reparations, The Atlantic

The 1619 Project – New York Times


Podcasts/TED talks

Let’s get to the root of racial injustice (TED Talk) – Megan Ming Francis, University of Washington

A decade of watching black people die (NPR/Code Switch)

Health disparities by race (The Ezra Klein Show)

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  1. Charlotte Corbo says:

    Hi! I would like to know what BIPOC networks and groups on campus are doing to ensure the work to make Lafayette a safe, equitable and inclusive campus happen. Please let me know and I will do what I can to donate, amplify and support those groups. Thank you.

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