May 25, 2022
George Floyd was an African-American man who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest after a store clerk suspected Floyd may have used a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, on May 25, 2020. On the 2nd anniversary of his killing, here are 8 books you must read.
This book takes on a narrative form and walks through systemic racism and how it benefits the white author in a clear, accessible manner.
In this, Coates attempts to answer the questions of racism in a letter to his son. He takes the biggest concerns of racist American history and frames them through personal stories of his racial awakening.
In this book, Diangelo explains that racial segregation is set up to protect white people from the discomfort experienced when presented with inequity and challenges to white norms. She spells out how white progressives are responsible for the perpetuation of inequity.
The book explains how the United States criminal justice system functions as a system of racial control. By targeting black men through the War on Drugs, millions of people are permanently given second-class status by the system.
In this pathbreaking book, Rothstein methodically analyzes laws that have maintained and further facilitated racial segregation and inequity.
Based on years of fieldwork, this book follows eight families in Milwaukee and illustrates how America's housing system perpetuates economic exploitation that disproportionately impacts communities of color.
In this, Western depicts life upon prison release as former prisoners attempt to reenter society by describing the lives of the formerly incarcerated and demonstrating how poverty and racial inequity lead to cycles of vulnerability.
This book "reveals the myriad ways that structural racism shaped Floyd's life and death - from his forebears' roots in slavery to an underfunded education, the overpolicing of his community and the devastating snare of the prison system."
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