In all your free time this month, the Racial Justice Team recommends you read (or listen to) these four books by these two authors. We found them a most interesting way to get started on identifying our white privilege and learning about systemic racism.
Author Robyn DiAngelo has written
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm.
Author Isabel Wilkerson has written
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.
You can find copies to borrow on the Racial Justice bookshelf in Beecher Hall.
All four are also available at our local library.
Do you know about Libby? It’s a free reading book service offered by the Southern Tier Library System. Go to starcat.stls.org and click on the Libby app. You can search by title or author and “borrow” either books or audio books on your phone! Hurrah for our local library system!