Reading for Racial Justice: Beyond the books

The University of Minnesota Press is committed to challenging white supremacy, police violence, and unequal access to criminal justice, education, and resources in Minnesota, the United States, and throughout the world. To promote understanding and action for change, a collection of antiracist books is available to all to read online for free through August 31, 2020 at z.umn.edu/racialjusticebooks.

READING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

The University of Minnesota Press is committed to challenging white supremacy, police violence, and unequal access to criminal justice, education, and resources in Minnesota, the United States, and throughout the world. To promote understanding and action for change, a collection of antiracist books is available to all to read online for free through August 31, 2020 at z.umn.edu/racialjusticebooks. Read a statement from the Press here.


Learn more about the books in this collection by scrolling below. Browse a list of further reading here.

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'Marchers Are Full Of Hope': Civil Rights Leaders See Progress In Today's Movement

Brian Jefferson tracks the history of computing in the American criminal justice system.

The real political danger of conspiratorial thinking - which has  come to define our age - is that it is replacing not just empirical facts but critical thinking itself.

 

ESSAY AND MEMOIR

  • Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify (Carolyn Holbrook)
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  • Hope in the Struggle (Josie R. Johnson)
  • White Birch, Red Hawthorn (Nora Murphy)
  • Living for Change (Grace Lee Boggs)

GEOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • Digitize and Punish (Brian Jefferson)
  • Suspect Communities (Nicole Nguyen)
  • Prison Land (Brett Story)
  • Demonic Grounds (Katherine McKittrick)
  • Food Justice Now! (Joshua Sbicca)

SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • The Denial of Antiblackness (Joao H. Costa Vargas)
  • Blood Sugar (Anthony Ryan Hatch)
  • Body and Soul (Alondra Nelson)
  • Racism (Albert Memmi)
  • Fighting Words (Collins)

EDUCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • First Strike (Damien M. Sojoyner)
  • Educated in Whiteness (Angelina E. Castagno)
  • Survival Schools (Julie Davis)
  • The Reorder of Things (Roderick A. Ferguson)
  • Building Access (Aimi Hamraie)

AMERICAN STUDIES

    • Slaves of the State by Dennis Childs
    • Civil Racism (Lynn Mie Itagaki)
    • Death beyond Disavowal
    • Represent and Destroy
    • Cannibal Democracy

POLITICAL SCIENCE

    • Producers, Parasites, Patriots
    • The Divided World
    • The Abolition of White Democracy

HISTORY

    • The Children of Lincoln
    • Degrees of Freedom
    • Voices of Rondo

FORERUNNERS SERIES

    • Burgers in Blackface
    • A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
    • Martin Heidegger Saved My Life