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Race in Society

by Margaret L. Andersen

Race in Society is a comprehensive, but brief, book that introduces readers to current research scholarship on race, emphasizing the socially constructed basis of race and the persistence of racial inequality...


Racism without Racists

by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use...


Up From Slavery

by Booker T. Washington

Up from Slavery is one of the most influential biographies ever written. On one level it is the life story of Booker T. Washington and his rise from slavery to accomplished educator and activist. On another...


Infrastructures of Race: Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico

by Daniel Nemser

Many scholars believe that the modern concentration camp was born during the Cuban war for independence when Spanish authorities ordered civilians living in rural areas to report to the nearest city with a garrison...


Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race

by Clay Cane

This powerful book couldn’t come at a more timely juncture. With our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate, and the battle of faith and...


City in a Garden

by Andrew M. Busch

The natural beauty of Austin, Texas, has always been central to the city's identity. From the beginning, city leaders, residents, planners, and employers consistently imagined Austin as a natural place, highlighting...


White Working Class

by Joan C. Williams

• Helps the reader understand this crucial demographic.

• Sheds light on the 2016 U.S. election.

• Helps the reader understand larger global trends around white working class anger.


Trespassers?

by Willow Lung-Amam

Beyond the gilded gates of Google, little has been written about the suburban communities of Silicon Valley. Over the past several decades, the region's booming tech economy spurred rapid population growth,...


"Is That Your Mom?": Voices of Cross Racially Raised Adults of The African Diaspora

by Cyndy R. Snyder

While White parents raising Black children has become increasingly salient in the last 20-30 years, the experience of those who grow up in these cross-racial families is much more complicated. Indeed, much of...


Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta

by Clyde Woods & Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Development Arrested is a major reinterpretation of the two-centuries-old conflict between the African Americans and planters in the Mississippi Delta. In a definitive study of the history and social structures...


Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

by Carolina De Robertis

Radical Hope is a collection of letters—to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged—written by award-winning novelists,...


The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Ma

by W. Kamau Bell

You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new, Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you’ve read about him in the New York Times, which called him “the most promising new talent in...


Building an American Empire

by Paul Frymer

Westward expansion of the United States is most conventionally remembered for rugged individualism, geographic isolationism, and a fair amount of luck. Yet the establishment of the forty-eight contiguous states...


The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson's landmark novel is an emotionally gripping and poignant look into race relations. The protagonist, a half-white half-black man of very light complexion, known only as an ex-colored man,...


Dalit Women: Vanguard of an Alternative Politics in India

by S. Anandhi & Karin Kapadia

Through its investigation of the underlying political economy of gender, caste and class in India, this book shows how changing historical geographies are shaping the subjectivities of Dalits across India in...


In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World

by Rachel Dolezal & Storms Reback

A lot of people have made up their minds about Rachel Doležal. But none of them know her real story.

In June 2015, the media “outed” Rachel Doležal as a white woman who had knowingly been “passing” as...


The Last Resistance

by Jacqueline Rose

A bravura exploration of politics and writing in dark times

In The Last Resistance, Jacqueline Rose explores the power of writing to create and transform our political lives. In particular, she examines the...


In Full Color

by Rachel Dolezal & Storms Reback

A lot of people have made up their minds about Rachel Doležal. But none of them know her real story.

In June 2015, the media “outed” Rachel Doležal as a white woman who had knowingly been “passing” as...


Black for a Day

by Alisha Gaines

In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously "became" black as well, traveling the American South in...


Maternal Metaphors of Power in African American Women's Literature: From Phillis Wheatley to Toni Morrison

by Geneva Cobb Moore & Andrew Billingsley

An in-depth examination of the female black experience portrayed in literature throughout American history