Diversity Book Club

  • Here is a list of reading considerations for our next book club. This is open to anyone on the diversity council. 

    Book Descriptions

    This Book Is Anti-Racist - Tiffany Jewell

    "20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing, and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each lesson builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. An activity at the end of every chapter gets you thinking and helps you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper." 

    How To Be An Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

    “From the author of Stamped From The Beginning—a sweeping history of racist institutions—this remarkably direct "self-help" book asks us to turn a laser inward and ask ourselves: Am I a racist or an antiracist? Am I a participant in the systemic history of race denigration or an actor in its dismantling? Kendi confronts the same questions that he asks of his readers, sharing his own resistance and discoveries. This read can't help but spark conversation and reflection.”

    Discrimination and Disparities - Thomas Sewell

    “Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate.

    Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision—from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.”

    Me & White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad

    “This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining:

    • Examining your own white privilege
    • What allyship really means
    • Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation
    • Changing the way that you view and respond to race
    • How to continue the work to create social change”

    Racial Conditioning of our Children: Ending Psychological Genocide in Schools -  Starr Commonwealth

    “Are you familiar with the story about the frog in the box? The frog can easily jump out-until a lid is placed on top. Once the frog gets used to living in a box with a lid, it stays inside. Even when the lid is removed, the frog doesn’t try to jump out again. When a baby is born, she lives free of boxes. By the time the child goes to school, she lives in a box with a lid on it. The box is called prejudice. Even when the lid is removed, the child has forgotten how to jump out to freedom. This book takes the lid off the box. He also shows educators and parents how to jump out, lift our children outside and throw the box away.”

    References:

    Barnes & Noble. (n.d.). Online Bookstore: Books, NOOK ebooks, Music, Movies & Toys. Retrieved February 02, 2021, from https://www.barnesandnoble.com/

    Racial conditioning of our children: Ending psychological genocide in schools. (2020, September 08). Retrieved February 03, 2021, from https://starr.org/product/racial-conditioning-of-our-children-ending-psychological-genocide-in-schools/

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