NY State, CUNY and John Jay College ended the fiscal year June 30; without a budget for the next fiscal year. As of Fall 2020, with a depleted and uncertain 2020/21 acquisitions budget, the Library has begun purchasing access to a limited number of new e-book titles. However, many books are not available in electronic form for academic libraries.
Please continue to check OneSearch for access to ebooks of the titles listed below. Please also note that many of the book titles below are available as ebooks to borrow at NYPL and other public libraries, which are able to purchase access to different e-books than academic libraries can.
A few suggested subject terms for finding resources: African Americans -- Social conditions | Whites -- Race Identity | Race Identity | Racism
Some of the above statements and others from College groups are linked from this page.
The John Jay College Teaching and Learning Center has a page on Anti-Racist Pedagogy Resources
Ongoing John Jay College Initiatives
Baptist, E., ed., (2014).The half has never been told: slavery and the making of American capitalism.
from Tatiana Mac: How to make meaningful change: Save the Tears: White Woman's Guide
If you want to understand how tech is complicit in perpetuating systems of oppression:
Anti-Racism book list compiled by the Washington D.C Public Library [Titles link to Ebook record at NYPL]
Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Our Movement. by Charlene Carruthers
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo - Stacks HT1521 .D486 2018 Please note that this work is a study of American whiteness, not anti-racism. As pointed out by Lauren Michelle Jackson in Slate and many others.
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by Janet Mock [NYPL E-Audiobook]
Additional selected books not listed above:
"Stamped from the Beginning". The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America by Margaret A. Hagerman
Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K. Ahmed
This Books Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action and do the Work by Tiffany Jewell
Colorblind Racism by Meghan Burke
White Academia: Do Better by Jasmine Roberts https://link.medium.com/K3zxkmEw96
Brilmyer, G. (2019). Identifying and Dismantling White Supremacy in Archives: PDF. UCLA.
Opportunities to read and witness the experiences of people of color in higher education can be found at #BlackintheIvory on Twitter
A chronologically arranged list of books and resources on Whiteness cited by Lauren Michelle Jackson's book review of White Fragility in Slate
Note - Many links in the article are to book pages on Amazon, consider checking OneSearch and NYPL and/or other public libraries for E-access to these titles as well as using Bookshop to buy from independent bookstores. The links below are to freely available resources or OneSearch.
1854 Frederick Douglass THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA BILL, speech at Chicago, October 30, 1854
1854 George Fitzhugh Sociology for the South
1899 W.E.B. Du Bois The Philadelphia Negro
1912 James Weldon Johnson The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
1920 WEB Du Bois The Souls of White Folk
1935 W.E.B Du Bois Black Reconstruction in America
1988 Peggy McIntosh “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
1992 Toni Morrison Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
1993 Ruth Frankenberg White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness,
1996 Noel Ignatiev Race Traitor
1997 Richard Dyer White
2003 Alexander Saxton The Rise and Fall of the White Republic
2007 David Roediger The Wages of Whiteness
2008 Tim Wise White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.
2011 Robyn DiAngelo article published in the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy
2018 Robyn DiAngelo White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,
2020 Peggy McIntosh On Privilege, Fraudulence, and Teaching As Learning Selected Essays 1981--2019