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by Mitchell Duneier

On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto—a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck.

In this sweeping and...

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

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.

Drawing on his own experience of feeling...

Teaching While Black

In Contempt

by Christopher Darden

#1 New York Times Bestseller. For more than a year, Christopher Darden argued tirelessly for the prosecution, giving voice to the victims in the 0.J. Simpson murder trial. In Contempt is an unflinching look...

Africans Are Not Black: The case for conceptual liberation

by Kwesi Tsri

Africans are not literally black, yet they are called black. Why? This book explores the genesis and evolution of the description of Africans as black, the consequences of this practice, and how it contributes...

Americans from Africa: Old Memories, New Moods

by Peter I. Rose

This book is the second of a two-volume set exploring the controversies about the experiences of Americans from Africa. It contains essays on the roots of protest, including the original “Confessions of Nat...

Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy

by Mary Frances Berry

A timely and nonpartisan book on voter manipulation and electoral corruption—and the importance of stimulating voter turnout and participation

Though voting rights are fundamental to American democracy, felon...


by Lawrence Ross

"College" is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also...

I Heart Obama

by Erin Aubry Kaplan

A personal and cultural exploration of Barack Obama as black president, black icon, and black folk hero

Lethal Force: The True Toll of Police Shootings in America

by The Washington Post

In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those...

The Ballad of Bant Singh: A Qissa of Courage

by Nirupama Dutt

On the evening of 5th January 2006, Bant Singh, a Dalit agrarian labourer and activist in Punjab’s Jhabar village, was ambushed and brutally beaten by upper-caste Jat men armed with iron rods and axes. He...

Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race

by Patrick Wolfe

Traces of History presents a new approach to race and to comparative colonial studies. Bringing a historical perspective to bear on the regimes of race that colonizers have sought to impose on Aboriginal people...

The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

by William J. Rev Dr Barber Ii & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

A modern-day civil rights champion tells the stirring story of how he helped start a movement to bridge America’s racial divide.

Over the summer of 2013, the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II led more than...

Civil Rights For Beginners

by Paul Von Blum & Frank Reynoso

A large swath of literature on the civil rights movement exists in the United States. Much of that literature focuses on the dramatic events of the African American resistance to Jim Crow and oppression from...

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

by Jr., Eddie S. Glaude

A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society


America’s great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation...

America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

by Jim Wallis & Bryan Stevenson

Bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis shows how Christians can work together to overcome the destructive and pervasive nature of racism in American society.

Critical Race Theory in England

by Namita Chakrabarty, Lorna Roberts & John Preston

Critical Race Theory (CRT) explains and challenges the persistence of racial discrimination throughout the world today, addressing issues such as racism, post-colonialism and systems of apartheid. Despite claims...

Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed

by Jason L. Riley

Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries?

In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare...

Americans from Africa: Slavery and Its Aftermath

by Peter I. Rose

Americans from Africa seeks to convey varying perspectives on the “Black Experience” in the United States and its controversial history. This volume, Slavery and Its Aftermath, deals with four major issues:...