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Bookshelf: Anti-racist Resources

What proceeds is a growing list of books, films, websites, and podcasts exploring the nature of race in society, created in collaboration with the BSU Psychology department. Click on an image to learn more about each resource and how to find the books and films on the library's shelves.

Related information from the Psychology department can be found here. Please use our Ask a Question service if the library can be of further assistance.

Anti-racist Resources

The New Jim Crow book cover

The New Jim Crow

Book by Michelle Alexander originally published in 2010. 

A Black Women's History of the United States book cover

A Black Women's History of the United States

Book by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali N Gross published in 2020.

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Book by Jason Reynolds, with an introduction by Ibram X. Kendi, published in 2016.

White Fragility book cover

White Fragility

Book by Robin DiAngelo originally published in 2018.

What does it Mean to be White? cover

What Does It Mean to Be White?

Book by Robin DiAngelo published in 2012.

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Reel Bad Arabs

Book by Jack Shaheen originally published in 2001. Also look for the documentary of the same name which serves as an extension of this work. 

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While the Locust Slept

Book by Minnesota author Peter Razor from 2001.

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Indian Horse

Novel by Richard Wagamese originally published in 2012, also look for the film adaptation of the same name.

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Do the Right Thing

Academy Award winning film from 1989 directed by Spike Lee. 

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Academy Award winning film from 2009 based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

The Fast Runner

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Award winning Inuktitut language film from 2001.

Older Than America

Older Than America

Film from 2008 written and directed by Georgina Lightning set on the Fond-du-Lac reservation in Minnesota.

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Once Were Warriors

New Zealand film from 1994 based on a novel by Alan Duff.

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Reel Injun

A 2009 documentary by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond.

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Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Canadian film from 2013 set in the Indian residential school system written and directed by Jeff Barnaby. 

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Smoke Signals

Film from 1998 based on a short story by Sherman Alexie.

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Real Women Have Curves

A 2002 film based on the play of the same name by Josefina Lopez.

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Seeing White podcast

A 14-part documentary podcast which explores questions such as, "Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from?", "What does it mean?", and "What is whiteness for?"

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Bitch Media

Magazine and website publishing feminist responses to media and popular culture.

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Black Girl Dangerous

"Blog amplifying the voices of queer and trans people of color"

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A daily news site published by Race Forward where race matters, featuring award-winning in-depth reporting, news analysis, opinion and curation.

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Crunk Feminist Collective

"Where Crunk Meets Conscious and Feminism Meets Cool"

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The Root

An online magazine with the tagline, "The Blacker the Content the Sweeter the Truth."

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Wear Your Voice Magazine

An intersectional feminist online magazine.