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Decolonize the Classroom

Work against the dominance of Western European and white American narratives and practices by amplifying those of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the classroom.


Books in the Harrison Libraries (selections)

Explore Anti-Racist Resources

Anti-Racism Books in the Libraries (selections)


Uses stories, science, and strategies to expose racial bias at all levels of society, then offers tools to address it.

How to Argue with a Racist

Dismantles outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics actually can and can't tell us about human difference.

A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have

Explores race in society and encourages positive racial adjustment and deeper levels of self-understanding.

Racism Without Racists

Documents the arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to justify racial inequalities. Addresses what readers can do to confront personal and structural racism.

Stamped from the Beginning

Award-winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society. Offers tools to expose racist thinking and reasons to hope.

Tears We Cannot Stop

Argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

White Fragility

Examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

The classic book on the psychology of racism, essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.

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