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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

by Jesmyn Ward

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin’s 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race...


Twists of Fate

Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

by Marc Lamont Hill & Todd Brewster

A New York Times Bestseller

“An impassioned analysis of headline-making cases….Timely, controversial, and bound to stir already heated discussion.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A thought-provoking and important...


Half a Man - The Status of the Negro in New York - With a Forword by Franz Boas

by Mary White Ovington

This early work by Mary White Ovington was originally published in 1911 and features a foreword by Franz Boas . 'Half a Man' is an anthropological work on the status of black people in society. Franz Boas was...


My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama

by Joseph Madison Beck

The story of Foster Beck, the author’s late father, whose defense of a black man accused of rape in 1930s Alabama foreshadowed the trial at the heart of To Kill a Mockingbird.

As a child, Joseph Beck heard...


Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

by Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens & Jasmine, Ph.D. Syedullah

Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma...


Christians and Cultural Difference

by David I. Smith & Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim

Encountering cultural differences in the classroom, in the workplace, in the church, and in the public square is an everyday part of contemporary life. The chances that we will live our lives interacting only...


Trouble

by Kieran Finnane

What is going on in the often troubled town of Alice Springs? Trouble goes into the ordered environment of the courtroom to lay out in detail some of the dark disorder in the town's recent history. Men kill...


Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms

by Arsalan Iftikhar & Reza Aslan

When a murderous psychopath goes on a killing spree, law enforcement officials and the media never make his religion the central issue—unless he happens to be a Muslim. Then it sets off another frenzied wave...


Race in a Post-Obama America: The Church Responds

by David Maxwell & Otis Moss III

Recent events in the United States have provoked not just a willingness to discuss issues of racism in this country but a desire to do something meaningful to confront it. Race in a Post-Obama America offers...


Uniting Blacks in a Raceless Nation: Blackness, Afro-Cuban Culture, and Mestizaje in the Prose and Poetry of Nicolás Guillén

by Miguel Arnedo-Gómez

Uniting Blacks in a Raceless Nation highlights the black qualities of the prose and poetry written by the Cuban mulatto writer Nicolás Guillén, and the ways in which they reflect the conflictive racial and...


The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

by Karl Jacoby

A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur.

To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically...


Safeguarding Black Children: Good Practice in Child Protection

by Perlita Harris, Claudia Bernard & June Thoburn

Providing an exploration of the key issues, this book offers practical advice on how to improve the safeguarding and welfare of black children and young people in need. With contributions from academics, researchers...


Summary of The New Jim Crow: by Michelle Alexander | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander | Includes Analysis

 

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The New Jim Crow argues that the ongoing “War on Drugs” and the resulting mass incarceration of African Americans...


Ghetto

by Mitchell Duneier

A five-hundred-year story of exclusion and containment, from the first Jewish ghetto to the present

On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in a closed quarter, il geto...


Trouble the Water

by Derrick Austin & Mary Szybist

Profound, lyric poems interrogate what it means to be fully human as a "queer, black body" in 21st century America.


For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

by Christopher Emdin

A New York Times Best Seller

Featured in: MotherJones.com, Education Week, Weekend All Things Considered with Michel Martin, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, PBS NewsHour.com, Slate, The Washington Post,...


The Subject of Race in American Science Fiction

by Sharon DeGraw

While the connections between science fiction and race have largely been neglected by scholars, racial identity is a key element of the subjectivity constructed in American SF. In his Mars series, Edgar Rice...


Negro Orators and Their Orations

by Carter G. Woodson

In reprinting these orations the editor has endeavored to present them here as nearly as possible in their original form. No effort has been made to improve the English. Published in this form, then, these orations...