A list, in no way comprehensive, of great reads for us white people trying to learn how to be better human beings.

bell hooks: Black Looks: Race and Representation

Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Derrick Bell- Faces At The Bottom of The Well; And We Are Not Saved

Frantz Fanon- The Wretched of The Earth; Black Skin, White Masks

James Cone: Black Theology and Black Power; A Black Theology of Liberation

James Baldwin- The Fire Next Time

David Roediger- The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity; Black on White

Noel IgnatievHow the Irish Became White

Joe FeaginThe White Racial Frame

Malcom XThe Autobiography of Malcom X

Assata ShakurAssata: An Autobiography

Toni MorrisonThe Bluest Eyes

Michelle AlexanderThe New Jim Crow

Chinua AchebeThings Fall Apart

Albert MemmiThe Colonizer and the Colonized

Edward W. SaidOrientalism

Paulo FreireThe Pedagogy of the Oppressed