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The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression. Among activists, journalists and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination. The core of the problem must be addressed: the nature of modern policing itself.

Horror Noire

Coleman traces the portrayal of blackness throughout the horror genre in film, tying this depiction to our cultural understanding of race.

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Media, Race

We Were Eight Years in Power

Ta-Nehisi Coates draws a parallel between the 8 years of reconstruction in which black politicians actually held some power in the South, and the 8 years of Obama's presidency - and the backlashes that followed both.

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Race

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Cooper explores the concept of eloquent rage, the true power of black women's anger that has too often been caricatured in the past.

The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table

This career guide is tailored specifically for women of color. Relate to situations, identify with them, or learn about them.

Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field

Covers professional sports and protest, labor, patriotism, and class division.

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Ethnicity, Race

The Color of Law

A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Read this to understand how segregation came about: individual preferences? policies?

Killing Rage

Book by bell hooks

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Gender identity, Race

A Black Women's History of the Unite States

Book by Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross

Between Barack And A Hard Place: Racism And White Denial in the Age of Obama

Tim Wise explores how Barack Obama's political ascendancy re-energized the debate about race in the United States, while simultaneously leading to a declaration of Racism as 'finished' and a new wave of white denial.

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Privilege, Race

Against Police Violence

Writers Angela Y. Davis, Aric McBay, Assata Shakur, Howard Zinn, Huey P. Newton, and Paco Ignacio Taibo II share essays against the state of police violence.

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?

A collection of reports and essays about the reality of policing in the United Sates.