Introduction to Race and Racisms

This resource list is designed to explore the meaning, dynamics, history, and evolution of racism in the United States. It provides an introduction to racism to people who are new to antiracist education and who have no prior knowledge, experience, or immersion in race and racisms. It is helpful for people who acknowledge that racism exists but who don’t know much about it otherwise, as well as for those who are skeptical but open about whether modern-day racism is an issue.

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In Lightly Suggested Reading Order

I Bring the Voices of My People

I'm Still Here

Why Are all of the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

So You Want to Talk About Race

Racism without Racists

The New Jim Crow

Just Mercy

Stamped from the Beginning

We Can’t Breathe

Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach, Brief Second Edition


Race: The Power of an Illusion

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Francesca Ramsey

Just Mercy


Speaking of Racism