Resources for Discussion and Education on Racial Issues

The resources below are a collection of those shared by members of our community during our All College Forum and since. We are currently working on developing a LibGuide resource for as many of these resources as we can and will update soon.

LaChance Library: Racial Injustice: Where to Start

Resources for Parents

Speaking to Kids about Racism

Dialogue – Talking to Children About Racism from Mt Wachusett Community College on Vimeo.

Dialogue on Systemic Racism



  • Race Matters by Cornel West
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System (New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law) by Devon Johnson
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • White Rage by Carol Anderson
  • When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo,
  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
  • Policing the Black Man edited by Angela Davis
  • Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing
  • Philosophy of Race: An Introduction by Naomi Zack
  • Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America by Cornel West
  • The Idea of Race by Robert Bernasconi and Tommy Lee Lott
  • A Realist Metaphysics of Race: A Context-Sensitive, Short-Term Retentionist, Long-Term Revisionist Approach by Jeremy Pierce
  • What Is Race? Four Philosophical Views by Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, and Quayshawn Spencer
  • Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance (Suny Series, Philosophy and Race)by Shannon Sullivan and Nancy Tuana
  • Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing by Miranda Fricker
  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race. by Jesmyn Ward
  • Our Declaration by Dr. Danielle Allen
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
  • A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life. By Dr. Allyson Hobbs
  • Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family, by Mitchell Jackson
  • An American Marriage by TAYARI JONES (fiction)
  • Oppression and Resistance Smart
  • White Trash, by Nancy Isenberg.
  • Reconstruction, by Eric Foner
  • Stony the Road, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Those Terrible Carpetbaggers, by Richard Current
  • This History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
  • The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward Baptists
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by
  • Do The Work: Rachel Cargle
  • For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies
  • No White Saviors
  • Physiological & Psychological Impact of Racism and Discrimination for African-Americans
  • The Link Between Experiences of Racism and Stress and Anxiety for Black Americans: A Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Coping Approach
  • Social Justice Lib Guides 
  • Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing 

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