Reading Against Racism: Resources that Educate about Anti-Oppression Movements and Racism in America

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. In light of his death and the death of many other Black people at the hands of the police, protests have erupted across the nation. 

At the Goizueta Business Library, we are working to better educate ourselves on the history of racism in the United States and are training ourselves how to become anti-racist allies in the fight against oppression. We have turned toward our own collections to learn more about systemic racism, oppression, white supremacy, and racial inequality and wanted to share a list of titles that is helping teach us how to make real change by first realizing the levels of change that need to take place within ourselves. 

All of the books with cover art below are available in either eBook or audiobook format through Emory Libraries. We also have a few broader lists that include books, articles, websites, documentaries, podcasts and more. These lists are not exhaustive and we invite you to share the titles of other resources to add to our collections and our knowledge.

List of Recommended Resources on Anti-Racism 

Anti-Racism Education Resources for Parents, Teens and Anyone Interested in Supporting Black Lives and Fighting Racism

Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Olua