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Reading List


On 6/9/20 the Jesuit Schools Network meeting of Directors of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion shared resources for understanding the work of anti-racism.  These books were personally recommended as excellent resources.


America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to New America by Jim Wallis


Black Labor, White Wealth:  The Search for Power and Economic Justice by Claud Anderson


Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond


How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi


I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World of Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown


My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem


Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom by Matthew R. Kay


Racial Justice in the Catholic Church by Bryan N. Massingale


So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi


Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi


The Color of Law:  A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein


The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander


Waking Up White in America by Debbie Irving


White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo