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18 Books Every White Ally Should Read

I noticed this reading list of books about race (“18 Books Every White Ally Should Read”) on the Define American Facebook page:

open veins(1) Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano

(2) How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney

(3) Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life by Roger Daniels

(4) An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

(5) Blues City: A Walk in Oakland by Ishmael Reed

(6) How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev

irish(7) All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald

(8) Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy

(9) White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise

(10) The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter

(11) Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank Wumaking of asian america

(12) The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee

(13) Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

(14) Between the Wold and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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

(16) Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

(17) Colonize This: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism by Daisy Hernandez

(18) How Does It Feel To Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi

Click here to view book descriptions on the reading list.

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One comment on “18 Books Every White Ally Should Read

  1. Brown Books and Green Tea
    March 13, 2016

    I love this list– I’ve read most of these, but some of these titles were new to me!

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