Recommended Reading


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

Allen, Theodore W. The Invention of the White Race

Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism

Armour, Jody David. Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America

Baptist, Edward E. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

Chomsky, Aviva. They Take Our Jobs!: And 20 Other Myths About Immigration

Chomsky, Aviva. Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal

Davis, Angela Y. Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, and Dina Gilio-Whitaker. “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

Dyck, Kirsten. Reichsrock: The International Web of White-Power and Neo-Nazi Hate Music

Dyson, Michael Eric. The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

Faludi, Susan. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Fischer, Claude S., et al. Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve Myth 

Giroux, Henry A. America at War with Itself

Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas. Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity

Gould, Stephen Jay. The Mismeasure of Man

Gray, Kevin Alexander, JoAnn Wypijewski, and  Jeffrey St. Clair. Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence

hooks, bell. killing rage: Ending Racism

Ignatiev, Noel. How the Irish Became White

Jacobson, Robin Dale. The New Nativism: Proposition 187 and the Debate Over Immigration

Johnston, David Cay. The Making of Donald Trump

Kendi, Ibram X. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas

Kivel, Paul. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

Kranish, Michael. Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

Kundnani, Arun. The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

Langer, Elinor. A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America

Leamer, Laurence. The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

Lewis, Sinclair. It Can’t Happen Here

López, Ian Haney. Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class

Paxton, Robert O. The Anatomy of Fascism

Perlstein, Rick. Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

Perlstein, Rick. The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Perlstein, Rick. Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

Robin, Corey. The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin

Seierstad, Åsne. One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway

Snyder, Timothy. Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

Tchen, John Kuo-Wei and Dylan Yeats. Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear

Trilling, Daniel. Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain’s Far Right

Tucker, William H. The Funding of Scientific Racism: Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund

Ullrich, Volker. Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939

Walker, Jesse. The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory

Wise, Tim. Affirmative Action: Racial Preferences in Black and White

Wise, Tim. Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama

Wise, Tim. Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority

Wise, Tim. Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male

Wise, Tim. Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America

Wise, Tim. White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

Zeskind, Leonard. Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream