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UMass Lowell Library Resources on Racism in the United States

"Not everything that is faced can be changed,
 but nothing can be changed until it is faced." 
- James Baldwin

This site is intended to help the UML community learn about the deeply embedded racist structures we live within. Many have noted that in order to change, the first step is to listen. This guide offers some voices to listen to.

In addition to the resources found on this site, the library owns many print and electronic books, videos, and articles on the topic of racism and anti-racism. If you are an educator intending to teach on this topic, please contact library staff and a guide can be adapted for your course.

Books: Anti-Racism and Racism

Racism by albert Memmi
Racial Culture: A Critique
The Price of Racial Reconciliation by Ronald Walters
Revealing Whiteness by Shannon Sullivan
Measuring Racial Discrimination
Reproducing Racism by Darla Roithmayer
Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression by Joe Feagin
Talking about Structural Inequalities in Everyday Life
Multicultural Social Work Practice : A Competency-Based Approach to Diversity and Social Justice Derald Wing Sue, Mikal N. Rasheed, Janice Matthews Rasheed, and Mikal N. Rasheed
Long Dark Road
Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, thinking black, by Bell Hooks
We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity by Bell Hooks
Environmental Inequalities by andrew Hurley
The Everyday Language of White Racism by Jane Hill
Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Antiracism Inc. : Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters
Cyber Racism
How Race Is Made: Slavery, Segregation and the Senses
The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere
Tobacco and Slaves: the Development of Southern cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800

Books: Poetry