Educating Ourselves about Whiteness and Anti-Black Racism

Resources that have been personally helpful to us librarians in starting to critically examine whiteness and anti-Black racism and take action as anti-racists

A Note About These Resources

This is a work in progress. The resources on this guide have been helpful to us librarians—none of whom are Black—in starting to understand whiteness, white privilege, and anti-Black racism. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and almost certainly reflects blind spots, oversights, and resources with some flaws. If you have any questions or suggestions for other resources for this page, please contact us using the form on the left.

eBooks Online from SMC Library

book cover of How to Be an Anti-racist

Print Books in SMC Library (unavailable while Library is closed)

book cover of Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice

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Additional eBooks from SMC Library

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