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Black Lives Matter Resources

This resource page is designed to help University of Idaho community members understand more clearly and provide social and historical context to the events of the Summer of 2020 and beyond regarding issues of race, justice and how they specifically impact Black Americans. Community resources included are designed to assist engagement in activities that support active citizenship and build strong, respectful communities.

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Discussing Race

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Witnessing Whiteness by Shelly Tochluk

Feeling White: Whiteness, Emotionality, and Education by Cheryl E. Matias

Disrupting White Supremacy from Within by Jennifer Harvey, Karin A. Case, and Robin Hawley Gorsline

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement

Teaching/Learning Anti-racism: A Developmental Approach by Louise Derman-Sparks and Carol Brunson Phillips

White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness by Ruth Frankenberg

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire

Race, Whiteness, and Education by Zeus Leonardo

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation, by Latasha Morrison

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele

History and Sociology

The Broken Heart of America by Walter Johnson

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko

Race Traitor by Noel Ignatiev and John Garvey

Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy

An African American and LatinX History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-Framing by Joe R. Feagin

Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

White Trash: Race and Class in America by Annalee Newitz and Matt Wray

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter by Jordan Camp and Christina Heatherton

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness by George Lipsitz

Black on White: Black Writers on What it Means to be White by D. Roediger

Racial Formation in the United States by Michael Omi

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples by Linda Tuhiwai Smith

What White Looks Like: African American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question

How Jews Became White Folks and what that says about Race in America by Karen Brodkin

Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino

Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era by Jerry Mitchell

The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist

Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon

Reconstruction by Eric Foner

Racial Ecologies by Leilani Nishime and Kim D. Hester Williams

American Contempt for Liberty, by Walter E. Williams

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, by Gilbert King

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Defining Moments in Black History by Dick Gregory

Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

Black Reconstruction in America by W.E.B. Du Bois

The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues by Angela Davis

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh by Daina Ramey Berry

Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt”

Locking Up Our Own James Forman Jr.

Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts

Race Rebels by Robin D.F. Kelley

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

Langston Hughes and the Futures of Diaspora by Brent Hayes Edwards

The Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence by Chad Williams, Kidada Williams, and Keisha Blain

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Muhammad

The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities by Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble

The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilderson

A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature by Jacqueline Goldsby

They Were Her Property by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Policing the Black Man by Angela Davis

Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

Economic Inequality

The Hidden Rules of Race by Andrea Flynn, Susan R. Holmberg, Dorian T. Warren, and Felicia J. Wong

Race and Economics: How Much can be Blamed on Discrimination?, by Walter E. Williams

What is Critical Environmental Justice? by David Naguib Pellow

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century by William Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era by Shelby Steele

Wealth, Poverty and Politics by Thomas Sowell


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

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

Up from the Projects: An Autobiography, by Walter E. Williams

Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young

Stop Killing Us: My Story and the History of Racism in America, by Terry Keys

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde

I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying by Bassey Ikpi

The Last Children of Mill Creek by Vivian Gibson

The Fire This Time by Randall Kenan

Heavy by Kiese Laymon

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

How to be Drawn by Terrance Hayes

The New Abolitionists by Joy James

Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Song in a Wary Throat: Memoir of an American Pilgrimage by Pauli Murray

The Firebrand and the First Lady by Patricia Bell-Scott

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Grand Union by Zadie Smith

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Eva’s Man by Gayl Jones

Insights and Poems by Ericka Huggins and Huey Newton

On the Bus with Rosa Parks by Rita Dove

If We Must Die by Claude McKay

Strike and Fade by Henry Dumas

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Native Son by Richard Wright

1919 by Eve L. Ewing

The Malevolent Volume by Justin Phillip Reed

The January Children by Safia Elhillo

Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry by John Murillo

The Black Maria by Aracelis Girmay

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

Dispatch by Camerson Awkward-Rich

Incendiary Arts by Patricia Smith

Exiles of Eden by Ladan Osman

Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Brutal Imagination by Cornelius Eady

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper


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  • Charm City
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  • King in the Wilderness


  • The Hate U Give



  • Selma

TED Talks

“The Death of George Floyd, in Context” by Jelani Cobb 

“Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor 

“This Is How Loved Ones Want Us To Remember George Floyd" by Alisha Ebrahimji 

“You Shouldn’t Need a Harvard Degree to Survive Birdwatching While Black” by Samuel Getachew

“George Floyd Could Have Been My Brother” by Rita Omokha

“The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change” by Barack Obama

“Black Male Writers For Our Time” by Ayana Mathis

“I Was the Mayor of Minneapolis and I Know Our Cops Have a Problem” by R.T. Rybak

"The Problem of Speaking for Others” by Linda Alcoff

The Combahee River Collective Statement

"Agenda Seeding: How 1960s Black Protests Moved Elites, Public Opinion and Voting" by Omar Wasow

“Moderate Liberals’ Weak Case Against Riots” by Ruan Cooper

“When All Lives Matter” by Ianna Hawkins Owen 

“Write Back Soon: Mass Incarceration and ‘Writing Intensive’ Vulnerability” by Ianna Hawkins Owen

"Teaching Your Child About Black History Month" by Nefertiti Austin

"The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying" by Adam Serwer

"The Intersectionality Wars" by Jane Coaston

"Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups" by Craig Elliott

"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Peggy McIntosh

"Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?" by Ibram X. Kendi

"75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice" by Corinne Shutack

Anti-Racism Project

Rachel Ricketts’ Racial Justice Resources

"Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism" by Nicola Carpenter

"Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide" by Tatiana Mac

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Zinn Education Project

Black Lives Matter Resources

Idaho Student Union Building Room 302

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2535
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2535

Phone: 208-885-6331

Fax: 208-885-6944



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