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#BlackHistoryMonth Essential Reading List

Black History Month is here, and we are proud to share our Essential Reading List, brought to you by our Anti-Racism Task Force team.

Reading is a great way to commemorate this month, further your knowledge on the accomplishments and contributions Black people have had on American History, and reflect on the inequalities and injustices African-Americans have faced — and continue to face today.

Here are a few books we’ve highlighted in our Anti-Racism Training Series that we’ve compiled for you:

Radical Dharma by Rev angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens and Jasmine Syedullah, Ph.D.

Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma by Gail Parker, Ph.D.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda V. Magee

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabelle Wilkerson

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Me & White Supremacy by Layla Saad

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

Between the World and Me by Ta’nehisi Coates

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

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

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke

You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience by Tarana Burke, Brené Brown

The Anti-Racist Organization: Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Workplace by Shereen Daniels

The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness by Wray, Klinenberg, Nexica, and Rasmussen

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

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

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

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad

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

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