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Books White People Need to Read

Based on an article from The Good Men Project called "Why I Don't Want to Talk About Race" by Steve Locke, this list is a way for white people to learn more about race, whiteness & oppression.
"There needs to be discussion among people who think of themselves as white. They need to unpack that language, that history, that social position and see what it really offers them, and what it takes away from them."
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The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X & Alex Haley)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X & Alex Haley)
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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Ain't I a Woman
Ain't I a Woman
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The Fire Next Time
The Fire Next Time
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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Warmth of Other Suns
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The Souls of Black Folk
The Souls of Black Folk
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin)
Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin)
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Why Are All the Kids Sitting Together in Cafeteria
Why Are All the Kids Sitting Together in Cafeteria
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Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
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Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
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The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
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Lies My Teacher Told Me
Lies My Teacher Told Me
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Savage Inequalities
Savage Inequalities
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Women, Race & Class (Angela Davis)
Women, Race & Class (Angela Davis)
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Race Matters
Race Matters
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The Color of Water
The Color of Water
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Black Skin, White Masks (Frantz Fanon)
Black Skin, White Masks (Frantz Fanon)
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Roots
Roots
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A People's History of the United States
A People's History of the United States
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Twelve Years a Slave
Twelve Years a Slave
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Dreams From My Father (Barack Obama)
Dreams From My Father (Barack Obama)
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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March : Book One (John Lewis)
March : Book One (John Lewis)
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1491
1491
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The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
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Slavery by Another Name
Slavery by Another Name
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This Bridge Called My Back (Cherrie Moriaga and Gloria Anzaldua)
This Bridge Called My Back (Cherrie Moriaga and Gloria Anzaldua)
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Black Looks: Race and Representation (Bell Hooks)
Black Looks: Race and Representation (Bell Hooks)
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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (Walter Rodney)
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (Walter Rodney)
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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Custer Died for Your Sins (Vine Deloria, Jr.)
Custer Died for Your Sins (Vine Deloria, Jr.)
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Farewell to Manzanar
Farewell to Manzanar
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