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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."
Source: goodreads.com · Added by Jenny Williams
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The New Jim Crow
2
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X & Alex Haley)
3
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
4
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
5
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
6
Ain't I a Woman
7
The Fire Next Time
8
The Warmth of Other Suns
9
The Souls of Black Folk
10
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
11
Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin)
12
Why Are All the Kids Sitting Together in Cafeteria
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13
Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
14
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
15
Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
16
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
17
Lies My Teacher Told Me
18
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
19
Savage Inequalities
20
Women, Race & Class (Angela Davis)
21
Race Matters
22
The Color of Water
23
Black Skin, White Masks (Frantz Fanon)
24
Roots
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25
A People's History of the United States
26
Twelve Years a Slave
27
Dreams From My Father (Barack Obama)
28
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
29
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
30
March : Book One (John Lewis)
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1491
32
The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
33
Slavery by Another Name
34
This Bridge Called My Back (Cherrie Moriaga and Gloria Anzaldua)
35
Black Looks: Race and Representation (Bell Hooks)
36
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (Walter Rodney)
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37
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
38
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
39
Custer Died for Your Sins (Vine Deloria, Jr.)
40
Farewell to Manzanar
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