Our country is experiencing very turbulent times and racism is more prevalent now than at any time many of us remember. Although much attention is being paid on eradicating the injustices on Black people, we still have a long way to go. True racial healing starts at the beginning, understanding how we got to this place. Share the following book list with your circle and those you think could learn or benefit from it to begin the process of addressing the atrocity of racism in the world.

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Hinton

The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence by Laurence Ralph

The N Word: Who Can Say, Who Shouldn’t and Why by Jabari Asim

Not Guilty: Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Life, Justice, and the Law (ed.) by Jabari Asim

We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival by Jabari Asim

My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcom X, as told to Alex Haley

Woman of Color by Latonya Yvette

On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-First Century by Sherrilyn Ifill

How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Resistance by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Dr. Beverly Tatum

From Slavery To Freedom: A History of African Americans” by John Hope Franklin

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson

The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

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