A Complete Guide to the Best Books About Racial and Cultural Diversity

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The world is ready for genuine change. Racial and cultural discrimination has crippled society for decades, but now people are standing up and talking about it. Consumers are pressuring brands into being a force for good by speaking out against injustice and hiring minorities. Companies that don't recognize the urgency are being boycotted. Those that speak without action are being called out.

The best way to overcome our differences is to learn more about the issues our neighbors are dealing with by educating ourselves. When we understand where others are coming from, we are less likely to be judgmental and more prone to offer support.

This is a comprehensive guide to some of the best books about racial and cultural diversity.

White Fragility

Referring to the defensive moves white people make when challenged racially, anti-racist educator Robin Diangelo focuses on the fear, anger, guilt, argumentation, and silence that ensues. The author explains the underlying sociological phenomena termed "white fragility" to discuss how to move beyond it and engage more constructively.

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape by addressing issues such as privilege, police brutality, microaggressions, intersectionality, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Answered are the questions readers don't dare to ask with explanations of concepts that continue to elude Americans.

Women, Race & Class

A powerful study by legendary political activist and scholar, Angela Davis, looks at the women's liberation movement in the United States from abolitionist days to the present. She demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of leaders.

The Color of Law

A "powerful and disturbing history" written by Richard Rothstein exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas across the nation. A New York Times best-seller.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

Damon Young, one of the most widely read authors on race and culture today, explores the anxieties and absurdities connected to being Black in America. This is as much a celebration of idiosyncrasies and distinctions of Blackness as it is a critique of white supremacy and how we define masculinity. 

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

Layla Saad guides readers through a journey of understanding white privilege and participating in white supremacy in order to stop inflicting damage on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and help others to do better, too. The book is based on a challenge encouraging people with white privilege to examine their racist thoughts and behaviors.

Bulk Books features these books on diversity and more; we believe that much needs to be done for racial equality to truly be achieved. Our goal is to encourage communities to educate themselves about issues as a way to bring about real change.


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